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Common Roofing Problems in Columbus, Ohio

Your roof has a lot to take on. Our diverse weather and seasons in Columbus expose your roof to considerable rain, lots of snow, sunlight, the whole works. The good news is that most roofs are more than capable of keeping up with the whole mess, and can offer your home all of the protection it needs.

The bad news? It can’t do it forever! Over time your roof is going to start showing signs of damage which will necessitate a roof repair, or even possibly a roof replacement. Your best means of defense is learning how to catch issues early on, since small-scale repair and maintenance are a lot cheaper than major projects. Want to find out how? Follow along!

The Most Common Roofing Problems in Columbus

Most homeowners tend to spot a roofing problem when the issue is already getting out of hand. Because of this we typically recommend scouting out your roof on a routine basis—every few months or so—or hiring a team of trusted roofing professionals to check it out for you.

These are the most common signs of an ailing roof we deal with here in greater Columbus:

  • Missing materials. No matter what you happen to have on your roof, be it shingle, shake, or tile, you want to keep a keen eye on the materials for the sure signs of aging or damage. This includes when the materials go missing here and there, when they start to visibly buckle, and when you start finding bits and pieces of them all over the lawn.
  • Visual damage or rot on fascia. Fascia is a fancy term for roof trim. You can spot your fascia if you look right about where your gutters and roof meet, just a bit behind or above the gutters. The fascia should be made of wood or metal, and is responsible for “sealing” your roof against impinging water. Watch out for moisture damage, mold, rotting, or bending in the material.
  • Leaks in the attic or along the ceiling. Water damage can be super obvious, or very subtle. Keep an eye out for discoloration or dark patches along the ceiling or attic, mold growth, and the telltale dripping during heavy rain.
  • Gutter problems. While gutters aren’t technically part of your roof, they are vital to its health, meaning an ailing gutter is going to lead to an ailing roof in a hurry. Ensure gutters are kept clean and clear of excessive debris, and watch out for signs of corrosion on metal gutters.
  • Damaged or incorrectly installed flashing. Flashing is another industry term you might not recognize. You could basically just call it “weatherproofing” that is specifically located anywhere something penetrates the roof. You’ll find flashing around where a chimney pops out of your roof, around skylights, near vents, etc. The flashing can begin to wear out, come loose, start buckling, or corrode.

Choose to Work with the Best Columbus Roofing Company

APCO was founded over 50 years ago and has been a leading roofing contractor in the Columbus area ever since. We offer premier installation and repair services for all types of roofs, including shingle, slate, and cedar.

APCO offers high quality roof repair, restoration, and replacement throughout the following cities and their surrounding areas: Bexley, Columbus, Dublin, Gahanna, Grove City, Lewis Center, Pickerington, Powell, Reynoldsburg, Upper Arlington, and Westerville.

To learn more about APCO’s roof installation and services for homeowners throughout the Columbus, Ohio area, contact our roofing contractors today.

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