How to Fix and Identify Roof Leaks During the Summer Season

First Choice Roof InspectionSummertime brings opportunities for relaxation and fun in the sun.  The summer also brings opportunities for property owners to catch up on much needed household maintenance. Although, the property owner may not want to interrupt their lazy summer days with chores, the season is the most convenient to inspect roofs.

Listed below are common roofing issues and simple solutions to fix them.

  1. Leaks- Roof leaks are typically caused by failing or improperly installed flashing around vent pipes, chimneys, or sky lights. Leaks can be fixed by using caulk, but this will only be a temporary solution. The leak can return and at this point the flashing will need to be repaired or replaced.
  2. Ventilation- Roofs that are improperly vented will cause heat and moisture to build in the attic. As the moisture collects, mold, mildew growth, overheating, and rotting will occur. To solve this problem, the property owner can install a ventilation system to prevent the buildup of moisture.
  3. Waves- Waves can be caused by improperly installed layer of shingles. Decking that has rotted over time will also cause waves. Asphalt singles that haven’t completely bonded or sealed will also create a wavy look on your roof.  The summer heat can be helpful for wavy roofs. The heat from the sun will soften the adhesive on the shingles and help them flatten.

If you have issues with your roof, it is recommended you consult an IIRC certified restoration company. A restoration company, in Atlantic County, NJ, Cape May County, NJ, and Ocean County, NJ can patch your roof and recommend steps to proceed with the repairs. A restoration company will also disinfect and remove mold from homes that haven’t been properly ventilated. They will also remove any staining caused by roof leaks.

First Choice Restoration has been restoring homes in the Camden NJ area for over forty years with additional offices around the Philadelphia, PA area. If you have a water stained ceiling in your home caused by roof leaks, let First Choice Restoration be your first choice!

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