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A neglected roof is not going to stay reliable and damage-free for long. It’s important to call a roofing company such as Spicer Bros. Construction to professionally inspect and maintain your roof on a regular basis. It helps if you know what to look for, should you be inclined to do a preliminary check of your roof. Here are some problems you should be aware of.

Signs of a Faulty Roof

Ponding Water

A standing pool of water on your roof can slowly cause it to deteriorate. The typical culprit behind standing water on the roof is debris clogging your gutters, or the roof or gutter having the wrong pitch. A major build-up of water can cause structural damage, a problem no longer fixable with a simple repair job. We can give your roofing system a professional inspection to determine the extent of the problem and provide effective solutions.

Leakage

A roof leak is one of the most common reasons behind residential roofing repair. Leakage can be caused by damaged shingles or a deteriorated vent that’s causing water to trickle down and dampen the interior of your home. If not repaired quickly, moisture can weaken your home’s foundation and encourage mold growth.

Faulty Ventilation

This kind of issue usually reveals itself later than the rest. Roof ventilation is related to your attic; when heat can’t escape your attic due to poor ventilation, your shingles can “bake” from the inside, causing them to crack. This paves the way for water entry, which can cause widespread damage in your home. Proper repairs would include installing roof vents so the attic temperature can be regulated. We’ll conduct a thorough inspection to figure out what your home needs.

Low-Quality Work

Sometimes, it’s just an unfortunate case of poor workmanship during the original roof installation. A residential roofing project takes planning, good materials and, most of all, a good contractor. You can’t rush it, use mediocre materials and tools and hope nobody notices your shoddy work. It takes a short time for the problems to begin when the work is substandard. We are professionals who have been doing this for a long time, so we will never rush your project or try to cut corners.

Spicer Bros. Construction provides professional roofing, siding and window installation services. Call us at (410) 546-1190. We serve homeowners in Lewes and Rehoboth Beach, DE, and Salisbury, MD.