Residential roofing systems are designed to withstand long-term exposure to the elements. However, certain parts tend to be more susceptible to early deterioration, especially if they’re not given much attention during inspections. Patriot Roofing LLC takes a closer look at the most vulnerable components of a residential roof and how you can keep them in good condition.
The flashing is a strip of metal that protects areas of the roof where water could seep through and cause leaks. These include valleys, ridges and other breaks in the roofing plane, as well as chimneys, vent pipes and other penetrations. Long-term weather exposure can weaken the sealants around it and reveal small openings, increasing the risk of water damage if not fixed immediately. Fortunately, repairing the flashing is one of the most common reasons homeowners hire roofers for repairs.
Apart from covering most of the roof’s surface area, the shingles also bear the brunt of the strong winds, hail, rainstorms and extreme temperatures. They are indeed engineered to last, but the harsh elements can knock them off the roof, exposing the inner layers like the underlayment and deck. Get in touch with roof repair experts as soon as you see missing or damaged shingles following a severe storm.
The fascia is a horizontal strip of wood or sheet metal that runs along the edge of your roof. Think of it as a decorative trim similar to what you have on your windows. Not only does it offer a clean appearance for your home’s roofline but also serves as a physical barrier that prevents water from entering the roof’s edges. Keeping your gutters clean and clog-free helps make sure the fascia is in good shape.
Make sure your roof stays in good condition with help from a professional roofing contractor. Patriot Roofing LLC offers residential and commercial roofing services to ensure your roof’s longevity and performance. We also specialize in siding and gutter installation. Call (405) 217-0473 or fill out our contact form to request a free estimate. We serve homeowners in Norman, OK, and the surrounding communities.