How to Identify Roofing and Siding Problems

Learn how to Identify Roofing and Siding Problems

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Your roofing and siding should meet the two fundamental needs of making your home look attractive and protecting it from the elements.

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Ceiling stains show up on interior surfaces, but they’re usually caused by leaks in the roof.

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When shingles start to cup or show signs of widespread damage they need to be replaced.

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Loose flashing can be caused by external forces, such as high winds, or by the failure of the sealant or fasteners. The flashing can usually be repaired or replaced without replacing the shingles.

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Damaged and deteriorated flashing can cause roof leaks. The damaged piece or pieces need to be removed and replaced.

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Damaged panels of siding can be removed and replaced; you don’t need to replace the entire siding. The new panels are then painted to match the surrounding ones.

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Manufactured siding buckles when it’s nailed incorrectly or when the expansion gaps are too small to allow for adequate movement. The siding needs to be removed and either renailed or trimmed to the proper size, then reinstalled.

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Surface damage to metal siding is difficult to repair, and cosmetic repairs often look worse than the damage. If the damage is widespread, the siding will need to be replaced.

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Rot and pest damage are the primary enemies of soffits. Small spots of damage can be repaired by replacing the damaged area. Widespread damage will require a new soffit system.

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Rotten fascia is easy to spot from the ground on homes without a gutter system. If your house has gutters, check behind them for rot, especially if the gutters are sagging.

 

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Leaking gutters usually result from holes or separated joints. Leaky joints can be caulked and reassembled, and holes can be patched.

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Damaged gutter sections should be patched or replaced. If the damage is widespread, replace the entire gutter system.

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The installation, repair or replacement of a roof is an investment in the value of your home, and the homeowner should be equipped with the most comprehensive information available before deciding which options to use. Building contractors such as United Restoration Colorado Springs, who specialize in roofing have expertise in the various roofing materials as well as knowledge of the local conditions in Colorado Springs and other areas in Colorado, United Restoration understands the climate and problems particular to the region. A consultation with United Restoration will provide you, the homeowner with an inspection report and an estimate on the required work. Contact us today if you think your roof needs repair or replacement, the sooner you do, the better off you’ll be.

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2016-12-09T20:42:33+00:00 December 9th, 2016|Roofing 101|0 Comments

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