Taking Care of Your Roof’s Most Vulnerable Parts

Taking Care of Your Roof’s Most Vulnerable Parts

Roof maintenance can seem overwhelming if you’re new to it, but it is worth the trouble. In this post, your roofing experts discuss the most vulnerable parts of your roofing system and how you can preserve their lifespans by prioritizing proper maintenance.

 Roof’s Most Vulnerable Parts
  • Attic space. Damaged wood, rusty nails, damp insulation, mold and mildew are signs that water has leaked into your attic. If you notice any of these problems, call your roofer right away. They will conduct a thorough inspection to identify the source of the leak and repair the issue thoroughly. 
  • Fascia. This is the vertical band under the edge of the roof that forms the outer surface of a cornice. The fascia needs to be maintained regularly to ensure your gutters remain securely attached to the roof and functional. If you notice any water damage to the fascia, call a roofer can help you right away.
  • Roof valley. This is the area of the system where two downward-sloping roof planes meet. Water runoff is channeled through this area before flowing through the gutters and away from your home. Roof repair teams install flashing over the valley. Because flashing is exposed to so much moisture, it may fail sooner than other parts of the roof, which is why regular inspections and maintenance are so important.
  • Shingles. High winds can loosen or blow your roof shingles off. Hailstones can also damage the shingles, while blistering heat can cause them to become dry and brittle over time. Leaks will begin to form when your shingles are compromised. For these reasons, damaged shingles need to be repaired or replaced promptly.

Whether you need roof replacement or repair, ABM Services and Renovations can assess your needs and provide you with a plan to get started. Give us a call today at (470) 828-0238, or fill out our convenient online form. We serve Atlanta, McDonough, Locust Grove, Sandy Springs and the surrounding areas of GA.