One of the most common problems homeowners have encountered are issues with their roofs, whether it is a minor leak or a larger issue due to a major storm or age. If you’ve experienced roofing problems, it is important to call your insurance agent rather than attempting to repair the problem yourself.
Common Roofing Problems
Roofing Leaks: One of the most common problems for homeowners is a roof leak. These tend to occur around chimneys/skylights, under shingles that have been damaged, flashing points, near gutters or in low spots.
Puddles: If you have a low area in your roof, you may experience water collecting after a rain shower. Flat roofs commonly experience this issue due to the lack of a slop to allow the water to run off.
Holes: Holes can be caused by wildlife or someone walking across your roof. Overtime a small hole can become a large issue for you.
Cracking: Depending on the roofing material, cracking is common and builds up over time. Cracked or blistered shingles can allow for water to seep through to the underlying areas of your roof.
Tree Damage: Fallen trees during major storms is a common issue. It is important to have tree limbs trimmed to avoid wear and tear on the top layer of shingles.
Other Common Problems: Other problems include clogged gutters that do not allow for proper water run off, poor roofing installation, etc.
If you’ve experienced any of these issues, call your insurance agency. Todd Claim Service will work with you to ensure you get the most of your insurance claim. We service Fort Walton Beach, Niceville, Crestview and beyond.