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Increase the Longevity of Your Roof With the Right Repairs When They Are Needed

When it comes time to make repairs, you may find that you have been neglecting some things on your roof. It is not always your fault if you have had some issues with the roof. Maybe the attic has been neglected for a while, or some leaks came in and caused a few problems. It will likely need a little care to keep it in good shape and protecting your home. Repairs that your roof might need over time include:

Shingle Repairs

Shingle repairs are essential to prolonging the life of your roof. Shingle problems are usually easy to spot. You can see missing shingles or patches that have been applied. Sometimes you might notice that some of your shingles are curling, buckling, or have cracked granules. These are some signs that it may be time for some repairs to your roof shingles. You might need to replace the most severely damaged shingles that might have issues like tears or be completely missing, but the small issues can often be repaired with roofing cement. Talk to a roof repair contractor about the damage and if the shingles can be repaired by patching the damage with roofing cement.

Repairing Leaking Flashing at Valleys

Leaking flashing that causes water trapped under your roof can lead to expensive damages to your home. When you have a valley that is leaking, your roof is most likely to have damage that needs to be repaired. Valley flashing is the metal piece that covers the valley of your shingles on top of your home. It's vital to understand the importance of flashing and how it helps protect your home's structure from damage due to leaks along valleys, which are the hardest areas for water to escape from. If there is damage and excessive wear in these areas, the flashing and some of the shingles might need to be replaced to solve the problem.

Wood Rot Repairs Due to Moisture and Leaks

Wood rot is a problem that is caused by the moisture that seeps into the wood from a leaking roof or caused by problems with attic ventilation. To prevent this, it is important to repair the leaks on your roof. When the problems with wood rot are caused by ventilation issues, several repairs need to be done. First, damaged wood materials will need to be repaired, and then roofing that has been damaged needs to be fixed. Finally, a roof repair contractor will add vents to the roof to ensure your attic has the ventilation it needs.

Roof Damage at Gutters and Eaves

The eaves of your home are another area where there might be repairs that need to be done. This is often due to gutters and the wear of shingles at the edge of the roof. If you notice a sign of wear or a tear at the edge of a line of gutter, it might be time to have the roof inspected. Some slight damage might just need a few touch-ups with silicone caulk, but sometimes some tears could cause more damage if they aren't fixed as soon as possible. This can lead to water damage, which will only get worse if not fixed immediately. 

If you repair the minor issues, you can keep your roof in good shape for a long time. Contact a residential roof repair company like New Roof to learn more.