Phoenix, AZ

Common Roofing Problems

Roofing101 is your leading expert in identifying and solving roofing problems in Phoenix and surrounding areas. Your roof is protecting one of your most expensive assets. You need a roofing company you can trust to identify and fix any roofing problems before they cause major structural damage. Roofing101 has a team of knowledgeable professionals who can help you plan repairs, replacement, and maintenance. We make sure your investment is protected and looks great.

Here are a Few Common Roofing Problems in the Phoenix Area

There are several issues that can cause damage to your roof. Time and exposure as well as improper installation can all affect this asset. The certified professionals at Roofing101 will thoroughly inspect your roof to pinpoint the cause of any issues and give you options to fit your needs and your budget.

Blow-off Damage

Roofing problems can happen when high winds damage roofing materials by blowing the finished roofing entirely off. Blow-off damage typically occurs in a section of the roof or on an entire side that was exposed to the highest winds. Roofing felt and roof sheathing can also be blown away by severe winds.

How to Repair If sections of the roof have been blown off by high winds, Roofing101 will install new roofing and ensure that your home is properly protected against future storms.

Major Structural Damage

Storms and high winds damage roofing indirectly by causing tree limbs and entire trees to fall on the roof. Structural roofing problems from these impacts can range from small punctures in the roof sheathing to the complete collapse of the roof.

How to Repair Depending on the damage, Roofing101 will decide if the damage is worth fixing or if a roof replacement will provide better results.

Damaged Shingles

Missing, broken and torn shingles can be caused by wind, impact or foot traffic. “Bald” shingles will age prematurely if they’re exposed to direct sunlight. Old shingles often cup, curl and become brittle; these are all signs of roofing problems that should be addressed.

How to Repair Sometimes shingles can be repaired, but most often the roofing will need to be replaced. Our expert roofers will inspect your roof and choose the best course of action depending on the extent of the damage.

Roof Leaks

Unless a large tree branch has punched a hole in your roof, roof leaks can be difficult to detect. Water can leak past the roofing through a hole made by a popped nail, through damaged flashing, or because of water backed up behind an ice dam. The point where the leak found its way to your living space may or may not be close to the leak location.

How to Repair If you find water leaking into your house from above, contact an experienced roofing professional to fix your roofing problems. Roofing101 will inspect the chimney and vents for cracks in the flashing, check the eaves for damage from ice dams, look for damaged shingles, and check the attic for leaks in the deck.

Damaged or Missing Roof Flashing

The main purpose of flashing is to keep water away from building materials that can be damaged by moisture. Flashing can be replaced or reused during re-roofing and roof repair, but it can also be omitted or incorrectly installed.

How to Repair:  A roofing inspection should always include the inspection of roof flashing to identify damaged or missing flashing problems that require correction.

Damaged Gutters and Downspouts

Gutter and downspout damage can range from small dents and scrapes to sections that become crushed or bent. It’s also possible for gutters to pull loose if fascia boards or rafter ends have been weakened by wood rot.

How to Repair A professional can inspect your gutters and downspouts and clean out any debris that has caused them to clog or replace the gutters if they are damaged.

Damaged Skylights

The impact from hail and windblown objects will sometimes crack the glass in roof-mounted skylights.

How to Repair:  In some cases, the damaged glass panel can be replaced, but most often a new skylight unit must be installed.

Roof Ventilation Issues

Sometimes roof vents (like a gable-end vent, for example) allow insects and animals into the attic because they aren’t properly screened. In other cases, there may not be sufficient ventilation, necessitating the installation of additional vents. Ventilation problems can also result when vent openings are blocked.

How to Repair A skilled, full-service roofing contractor will be able to diagnose and fix these problems and either repair a damaged roof vent or install new vents if necessary.

Rotted Wood

When wood gets wet and can’t dry out completely, wood rot is likely to occur. Even a small leak can result in rotted roof sheathing and rafters, which will seriously weaken the roof structure. Other areas vulnerable to wood rot include the fascia board and soffit.

How to Repair These roofing problems are often discovered during a re-roof and can be corrected by patching in new material.

Too Many Layers of Roofing

When a new asphalt shingle roof is installed on an existing house, the old asphalt shingle roof can be removed or left in place. Most building codes say that you can’t install more than two layers of asphalt roofing, but this rule is sometimes ignored. There are two main problems with three layers of roofing. One, the uppermost roofing shingles are likely to be uneven and inadequately anchored to the roof sheathing. Secondly, the combined weight of the roofing material can exceed the strength of the roof framing.

How to Repair:  The solution is to remove all three layers of roofing and start fresh, directly on the roof sheathing.

Roof Repair Process From Roofing101 in Phoenix, AZ

Any one of these issues will affect the structural integrity of your roof. Roofing101 has a team of experts with extensive experience in dealing with all of these common roofing problems and many more. We also provide fast, reliable emergency services when needed. Whether your roof requires simple minor repairs, major repairs or an entire roof replacement, you can count on Roofing101 to identify and fix all of your roofing problems. We will thoroughly examine your roof, identify any issues, and give you a competitive quote for necessary repairs.

Contact Roofing101 today online or by calling us and schedule a no-obligation, free consultation. Our experts will be happy to answer your questions and advise you on the most cost-effective and attractive solution for your roofing problems.