As a roofing and vinyl siding installation expert, Renovation Team recommends researching and studying your roof to prevent roofing problems. Understanding your roof’s problem areas will allow you to minimize the risk of some common roof issues. These areas can include the flashing, fascia and shingles. Learn more about these areas here:
Flashings – Roof flashings are pieces of metal that seal your roof system’s perimeters, penetrations, drains, edges, walls and valleys. They prevent water from entering any area that the actual roof covers. Flashings are typically made from galvanized steel or aluminum. Unfortunately, weather and oxidation can cause flashings to deteriorate, allowing water to enter the gaps in your roof covering.
Fascia – The fascia is the horizontal band that’s situated vertically under your roof edge. It’s basically the front board that runs along your roof line. Fascia is usually made from sheet metal or wooden boards. Its job is to protect your roof by acting as a barrier between the edge of your roof and the elements. In a new roofing system, you can expect fascia to properly do its job. Unfortunately, moisture can damage your fascia over time, so you need to keep a close eye on them as the roof ages.
Shingles – Your roof shingles are the most visible parts of your roofing system. High-quality asphalt shingles provide excellent protection, but severe weather can cause shingles to crack, curl or get blown off your roof. Missing or damaged shingles can leave the wood parts of your roof susceptible to rotting and damage. Keep yourself updated on your shingles’ condition so you can call for a professional inspection the moment you spot something wrong.
Renovation Team is the leading choice for roof replacement services in our local area. We have over a decade of experience, and we have an A+ Better Business Bureau® rating and an A by Angie’s List. We are also a member of the National Roofing Contractors Association, and we are a certified contractor for LP® and Owens Corning®. We serve many areas in Missouri, including St. Louis and Chesterfield. Call us at (314) 200-2228 to learn more about problem areas on your roof. You can also ask for a quote.