on March 20, 2017 Roofing Austin

10 Common Austin Roofing Problems

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Austin Roofing by Longhorn Roofing, located in Austin, Texas

Are you worried about your roof?  Maybe you notice some damage or even have a leak.

Here are the 10 most common roofing problems:

1. Faulty Installation

Poorly installed roofing can mean that your roof could fail earlier than its normal life expectancy. Our rough Central Texas climate means that you need professional, expert installation from a company that is trained in proper installation procedures.

2. Poorly Attached Flashing

Flashing is the metal that seals vent pipes, chimneys, skylights, chimney and HVAC systems.  If improperly installed, or damaged, it can cause leaks into your home.

3. Damage from Nature

Squirrels, raccoons, birds and insects can damage your roof. We encourage you to have an inspection done if you see evidence of damage from animals or insects. 

4. Pooling Water

If debris builds up from improperly cleaned gutters or on valleys, water can start pooling on the roof and leaking into your home.  Roof maintenance and inspection services, by Longhorn, can identify and eliminate problems caused by pooling.

5. Wind Damage

High winds can blow shingles off and expose your roof to water damage. Don't wait until you have leaks if you have blown off shingles to have the roof inspected and the damage repaired. 

6. Damage From Trees

Our strong Central Texas storms can cause trees to scrape your roof and limbs to fall onto your roof, causing damage. Be sure that the company you call on for repairs looks thoroughly for structural damage.  Keep all tree branches at a minimum of 3 feet -- and as many as 6 feet -- from the roof.

7. Roof Leaks

Sometimes, there is no visible damage to the roof, but you find water leaking into your home. Damage by hail or ice can be difficult to detect. It's important to hire experts that can find where leaks are coming into your home.

8. Too Many Roofing Layers

Unfortunately, some roofers ignore the code stating that there can be a maximum of two layers of composite roofing. If you have more than two layers of asphalt shingles, your roof might be compromised by the uneven layers underneath. To fix the problem, you need to carefully remove the excess layers before having a new roof installed.

9. Skylight Damage

Glass or plastic skylights are easily damaged by hail or falling limbs. Careful inspection by Austin roofing experts can determine whether you can simply replace the broken panel -- or if you need a new skylight.

10. Worn Shingles

Sometimes sun exposure can cause shingles to become brittle and bald. The Austin roofing experts at Longhorn Roofing can determine whether your worn shingles require a new roof, or if it's simply in need of a partial repair.

Longhorn Roofing Will Help You Find a Cost-Effective Solution

Does your roof have one of the above-mentioned problems? Longhorn Roofing has the experience to help you find the most cost-effective solution. We'll even help you work with your insurance agency to get the most out of your policy.

Get in touch with us today by clicking the button below to fill out a form for a complimentary estimate, or by calling (512) 982-6070.

Need a roof replacement? Call Longhorn Roofing of Austin, Texas.