Residential Roofing Replacement For Covered Patios

18 January 2022
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Having a covered patio is something that many property owners want. This gives you a place to sit and enjoy the weather, enjoy time with friends, and have some quiet moments from stressful chaotic lives. The issue with covered patios is that many times the covering is placed as either a do-it-yourself project or by someone else who isn't a roofing contractor. When this happens, you may have issues with the roofing that require roofing replacement. Here are a few of the key points to look for that may suggest you need patio roofing replacement. 

Siding Exposure

If you have siding on your home, that siding runs to the roof of your house. When the roof is installed or replaced, the siding must be considered. If you are adding on a covering to your patio, this issue is even more of a concern. This is because most of the roofing or covering for patios is attached directly to the side of a home and along the siding. If you begin to notice areas where the siding is exposed, where the underlayment of the siding is exposed, or where there are gaps between the siding and the patio roof you should contact your residential roofing contractor for a possible repair or replacement. 

Jagged Roofing

You may begin to notice roofing issues on the sides and edges of the covered patio. These issues can be uneven areas or areas that are jagged. The jagged areas may look like they were left unfinished, cut jaggedly, or as if they are coming apart from the rest of the roofing. These areas offer several problems. For example, you may injure yourself while cleaning gutters or sweeping off the roof from leaves and debris. In addition, there are water damage issues that can happen as well. This issue requires not only repair and replacement but may require further damage repair depending on how jagged the roofing is. 

Excess Adhesive or Tar

An issue you may not notice until you begin cleaning the roof or you clean your gutters deals with tar or adhesive. When there is an excess of either of these components you may find there is also damage to the shingles. You may find the excess is peeling off or flaking. This flaking and peeling can allow water and wind damage to affect your roof, roofing shingles, and guttering. Depending on the level of excess that is present, you may need to have the roof replaced. 

If you are noticing any of these issues, contact your roofing contractor. They can assess the roof for damage and issues. They can also discuss the options for a roofing replacement in those areas. They may also suggest a full roofing assessment so any issues happening throughout the rest of the roof can be repaired.