4 Most Common Problem Areas of your Roof


Your roof can suffer from a variety of different issues. By understanding the four most common problems your roof will experience, you will be able to assess your roof when you think something is wrong quickly. When in doubt, you can always contact our roofing contractors in Baltimore, MD.

Below are the four most common problem areas of your roofing system.

  1. The Fascia
    Fascia is the architectural term for the trim around your roof line. Its primary function is to protect your roof by creating a layer between the edge of the roof and the elements. It also protects the interior of your home from weather damage. Moisture is the number one cause of fascia-related issues so check for signs of rotting or damage.
  2. The Soffit
    The surface below the fascia and rafters is called the soffit. The soffit is commonly vented to help draw heat and moisture away from the home. Cracks, holes, and rot around your attic are signs that there may be an issue with the soffit.
  3. The Flashing
    Flashing is used to seal the edges, perimeters, walls, valleys, and drains of your roofing system. Flashing helps to seal any voids due to obstructions in the roof to help prevent water and small animals from entering. Weather and oxidization are common causes of deteriorating flashing on a roof.
  4. The Gutters
    Your gutters are designed to keep water away from the foundation. Keeping your gutters clear of debris can help ensure they remain functional all season long. Many common gutter issues can be easily repaired, however, if you are unable to determine a cause, contact the experts at Rollins & Associates, Inc.
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