As a homeowner, it’s easy to get caught up in the number of home repair projects you need to finish on your home. The upstairs bedroom needs new paint. The kitchen sink links. Your air-conditioner has started making some concerning noises. While we often think internally when thinking about remedying home problems, we often forget the problems on the exteriors of our homes. Sparks Roofing has worked on a lot of roofs in our time, and so we’ve put together this list of the 10 most common roofing problems in Nashville. When you’re ready to address these problems or put metal roofing on your home, give Sparks Roofing a call!
#1: Sub-par Roof Installation
We almost cringe to say this one, but it’s more common than it should be. Some roofing companies in the greater Nashville area aren’t nearly as detailed oriented as we are. The result is that the crummy company that installed your roof in the first place might have shorted you a shingle or two, or didn’t do a thorough examination of their work when it was finished. This can lead to long-term problems, like leaking, and drafts. It also means that your roof’s lifespan is dramatically shorter, meaning you’ll have to replace your roof sooner than you expected.
We all love to see birds, squirrels, and even raccoons in our backyards, but we’re less than thrilled to see them taking up residence in our rooflines. We’ve seen some critters chew through roofing tiles to make a home on your roof. Others work their way in through gaps in the roof to take up residence in your attic. These furry squatters don’t pay rent. Kick them out with a new metal roof from Sparks Roofing!
Nashville has some beautiful trees growing within the city, but they can leave your roof looking less than beautiful too. Overhanging limbs from that tall tree in your yard can abrade the surface of your roof. This leads to damaged and torn-off shingles on your roof. Even worse, high winds and storms can cause branches to break off of trees, and land on your home. This can damage the tiling, or shingles, or worse, puncture your roof, allowing water, and debris to enter your home.
It’s a well-known fact that warm air naturally rises. And Nashville is more than a little warm in the summer. A well-ventilated roof and attic can ensure that this hot air doesn’t build up in your home. When properly installed, a roof can regulate the temperature of your home, and reduce the build-up of moisture in your attic. An improperly installed roof allows heat and moisture to build up along your roofline. This can lead to the growth of mold, damage to rafter and insulation, and can cause your shingles or tiles to lift off of your roof. This ultimately makes your home more drafty, and you’re left with a high cooling bill in the summer, on top of the costs of replacing your roof.
#5: Lack of Maintenance
Arguably the most common problem we see amongst our clients. It’s easy to forget about maintaining your roof, after all, it’s hard to see from the ground, and the view from your windows may only give you a limited view of your roof. This, combined with a lack of maintenance of features like gutters, can quickly mean that your roof needs expensive and costly repairs.
If you recognize any of these roofing problems as ones your own roof has, call Sparks Roofing today. As Nashville’s Top Rated Local® roofing company, we’re the experts in installing metal roofing on your home, which can readily address many of these problems. Call now for a free roofing estimate!