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Common Roofing Problems and How to Avoid Them
Common Roofing Problems and How to Avoid Them
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  • Residential Roofing Indianapolis

    The roof is arguably the most important part of the home; in fact, without a roof, a house can hardly be called a home. The roof provides comfort, security, and safety from the elements. So if the roof ends up with any kind of damage, it could end up compromising all of the qualities that the roof is supposed to provide. The roof is particularly susceptible to wear and tear since it is exposed to the elements, and in Indianapolis, those elements can be varied and unpredictable.


Common Roofing Problems and How to Avoid Them

Did you know that most common roofing problems are completely avoidable? As one of the most trusted roof repair experts in Indiana, we take a look at these roofing problems and explain what you can do to avoid them in today’s post.


Common Roofing Problems

Leaks are a symptom of a larger problem. Normal wear and tear can eventually cause roofing leaks, but impact from hailstones, large tree branches or airborne debris are more common culprits. Leaks worsen over time, so at the first sign of a leak you need to arrange for prompt repairs.

Wind damage, especially around the roof edges, is another common problem. The first row of shingles in every roof is particularly vulnerable to strong winds, which is why the installation of your roof needs to be flawless. Some roofing systems like the GAF Lifetime Roofing System feature a one-piece starter strip that is installed using a combination of adhesive and nails, enhancing the roof’s protection against blow-offs and preventing the need for unplanned roof repair.

Improper attic ventilation is yet another common roofing problem that can lead to leaks as well as structural issues. If the attic isn’t properly ventilated, heat and moisture will build up and damage your roof from below, leading to leaks, ice dams and other issues.

Prevention Is Better Than the Cure

Fortunately, most common roofing problems are preventable with scheduled maintenance and timely roof repairs. With the exception of sudden impact caused by extreme weather, most of these roof problems develop over time. Regularly checking on the roof’s condition and having even minor damage repaired promptly will extend the service life of your roof and help you avoid widespread damage to your roof and home.

Universal Roofing and Exteriors offers an extensive array of professional repair and maintenance services, including storm damage repair and assistance with the roofing insurance claims process. Our team will perform a thorough inspection, help you come up with a maintenance and repair plan, and ensure that you get the most out of your roof.

To learn more about our residential and commercial roofing services, call Universal Roofing and Exteriors today at (317) 257-0779 . You can also fill out our contact form to schedule a free estimate. We serve Indianapolis, Fishers and Zionsville, IN.

About Rob Yeary

Rob Yeary is the owner of Universal Roofing. He is a graduate of North Central High School. Rob went on to become a 1986 graduate of Butler University, where he played baseball and studied business and economics.

  • Contact Us For All Your Indianapolis Roofing Needs

    No matter what kind of Indianapolis roofing project you need done, we at Universal Roofing & Exteriors can help you to achieve it. Whether you want your roof to be repaired or to be replaced completely, we can do it for you. We can send a contractor to examine your existing roof and let you know what needs to be done. Once their assessment is complete, they can give you various options on how to proceed. Once the roofing project gets started, our assigned contractor will make sure that it gets completed as efficiently and quickly as possible.

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There’s no better combination than experience, quality products, and a strong work ethic when it comes to choosing a central Indiana roofing company. That’s why we are confident you’ll be satisfied with our work—so confident that we guarantee your satisfaction before you pay a dime. That’s right­—no payment unless you’re satisfied. Get a free estimate from us by filling out our request form or calling us at (317) 257-0779 . We can’t wait to give your home the attention and care it deserves.