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Roof Problem Areas


There are many areas of the roof where problems can occur.  The choice of the material used in these problem roof areas as well as their proper installation can greatly mitigate the damage that often occurs in those roof areas. 

Other problems also can sometimes exist that are roof related such as with the design of the roof or part of the building, with the exterior wall covering, with the plumbing, heating, mechanical, and air vents, etc.

In this section of our website we will not only point out some of these problem roof areas but provide solutions.  We will be adding new content pages that address other roof problem areas as time goes on and we will update the information on these existing web pages when we become aware of any major changes.

Here you will find answers to your questions and solutions to your roofing problems by clicking on the links below. 

Roof Decking
When replacing an existing roof covering, many Contractors simply remove the existing roof covering and then install the new underlayment and the new roof covering without paying any attention to the poor roof decking.

Finding and Hiring a Good Qualified Contractor
Finding and Hiring a Good Qualified Contractor can be a daunting task.
  And to find (3) three, the recommended minimum number, to obtain proposals from can be very difficult.  There are many problems when using referral lists of any kind.

Hailstorms -Hail Damage
To many, hearing or seeing these words brings thoughts of a lot of $$$$ coming in or going out, not to mention the major headaches hail creates for everyone involved.  Many so called roofers and Contractors swarm like bees to hail damaged roof areas right after a hailstorm occurs.  A few are okay, but many are not so good and some are really bad.

Ice Damming
Find information here about ice damming along the eaves, why it happens and what damage occurs and solutions to solving this problem.

Eave Framing/Trim Problem
This web page points out the problems in the way roofers find the roof framing, roof decking, and trim fascia intersecting.  Eaves, the area where water is shed off the roof slope, can be a problem if roofing materials and accessories are not properly installed.  Many times, however, the proper installation of roofing materials and accessories is thwarted because the substrate materials are not properly installed.

Roof to Wall Intersections
There have always been problems with the flashing details at Head Walls, Rake Walls, and Chimneys, especially if Brick or Stone Veneer or Stucco is used.  Find solutions to this problem on this web page.


Visit our Roof Inspection Services web page and the many other web pages throughout this website to find
answers to your roofing questions and solutions to your roofing problems.


Page Revised/Updated 2/27/2023