What Does A Soft Spongy Spot On My Roof Mean?
Often times our houses are the largest single investments you’ll ever make, and it’s important to protect them. Home repairs can become extremely costly if not taken care of as soon as possible. Maintaining the roof of your home is one of the best ways to protect it, especially in areas prone to extreme cold.
Hundreds, even thousands of pounds of snow resting on your roof over it’s lifetime can cause minor damage. Many roofs have plywood sheeting behind the roofing tiles or shingles, and over the twenty-five to thirty year lifetime of the roof that plywood is exposed to summer heat, heavy rains, and the cold damp of winter. Plywood will weaken over time, possibly softening in places where the wood has gotten damp because of a gap between shingles.
A soft spot on your roof doesn’t necessarily mean you need a new roof, but where there is one soft spot there are often others so having your roof checked out by a professional is imperative. An experienced roofing contractor knows what warning signs to look for, and may be able to spot trouble before costly roof repair is needed. That soft spot may be no big deal, but it might also be a major leak waiting to happen.
A properly installed, well ventilated roof not only keeps water from coming in, it allows heat and moisture inside the house to escape without building up in your rafters and encouraging mold growth.
Having the right gutter set up to route water off of your roof can save a lot of headache too!
Weather is the single largest threat to your roof. Your roof endures rain, sun, wind, and hail year after year. Wind and hail may remove or damage a single tile in an unnoticed part of the roof, if not addressed that missing or damaged tile is a direct route for water to enter your home.
If you have a soft spot on your roof, or a spot that looks damp inside call a professional Lancaster PA Roofing Contractor to have your roof checked out.