Common Drainage Problems (and How to Solve Them)

Roof Pro Common Drainage Problems

Is your roof crying out for maintenance? There are many ways your roof can tell you if it needs some work. With even a cursory understanding of common roofing problems, you are more likely to see an issue before it becomes a costly problem.

Here are some of the most common drainage problems that can occur on your roof, along with the best ways to solve them.

Problematic Installation

Your last roofer may have cut corners and left you with a roof that drains improperly or not at all. You might not even realize this before it’s too late to mitigate costly damage to your home’s structure. If you notice that your roof is showing wear and tear after just a few short years, your roof may be accumulating water instead of draining it away. If you had a roof repair done, it may have been replaced improperly or not to the degree you were told. Hire a certified roofing specialist to inspect the situation and confirm that the roof itself is not faulty.

You Notice Moisture

Do you have leaks, mold, or an odor in your home that you cannot pinpoint? These are all signs that your roof isn’t draining properly. It is very important that you call a certified roofing professional at the first sign of moisture build up in your ceiling. Leaks can lead to mold and mold can be a health hazard for your entire family. Waiting it out is not worth the risk.

Standing Water on Your Rooftop

Standing water is a definitive sign that your roof is not draining. Flat roofing is more susceptible to ponding because there is no natural way for the rain to escape. Many flat roofing materials are made to withstand a large amount of rain at once. Ponding is something that will happen on a flat roof, but if it stays more than a couple of days, there is an issue with the roof. This is not a sign of typical flat roof water accumulation. Some ponding is expected with low and flat sloping, but if it’s a frequent occurrence, there may be more to the issue than normal wear.

Improperly Installed Gutters

Even the best roofing job needs gutters that work. If your gutters were improperly installed or are now malfunctioning, catastrophic damage might happen to your roof over time. Oftentimes, it is easy to see issues with your gutters such as disconnected pieces or bent and broken pieces. Your gutter system needs to be fully intact to function well. If you see abnormalities with your gutter system, get in touch with a roofing or seamless gutter professional in your area for further assessment. It is important to add a gutter system to your home that protects and works with your roofing type. This is a simple and relatively cost effective option for preserving the structural soundness of your roof.

Hire a Roofing Professional

If you notice these issues or anything else that causes concern with the drainage of your roof, call a professional roofing contractor to come take a look. Contact the experienced team at RoofPRO today for a free estimate on any drainage issues you might have.


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