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No matter where you are in the world, home roofs are a particular cause for concern and sometimes even panic, with each passing wet season. It’s one of the biggest investments on your home too, so it’s important to take good care and give it proper, regular maintenance.  The volatile weather conditions of Carmel, however, places an even bigger emphasis on this. Below we take a look at the three common problems Carmel homeowners have with their roofs. 

 

Leaks

No one enjoys that moment when they first discover a roof leak. You might stumble upon it by hearing an annoying drip, or worse, blisters on the interior walls of your home, caused by the seeping moisture. 

Leaks can occur in the event of poor installation, where small gaps are left, allowing water to seep through. However, they can occur even after a perfect installation. Unfortunately this is a consequence of an aging roof, that’s why it’s best to regularly maintain your roof. 

 

Poor ventilation

The blistering that develops on the home’s inside walls is as much a result of moisture as it is of poor ventilation. If a roof is not adequately ventilated, warm, humid air is allowed into the home and that warm air combined with the moisture is what causes those paint blisters.  

 

Storm damage

External factors like weather are unfortunately out of any roofing suppliers’ power to avoid, but we can still try our best to weather-proof a roof against the worst of elements. Storm damage is a real concern for roofing in Carmel –  not only for potential leakages, but for potential wind damage too.

Carmel can experience stormy conditions from time to time with heavy winds and below freezing temperatures; so the situation could get pretty dire, resulting in damage to your roof, gutters and siding. While it’s hard to guarantee against any kind of roof staying intact under these conditions, it’s good for homeowners to be aware of the likelihood. 

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