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Common Roof Problems

If you’ve got a roof over your head, you’ve got a place to get away from the elements and keep yourself and your family safe. But what if that roof isn’t quite doing its job?

Over time, the shingles or tiles on your roof naturally become weathered and need either repairing or replacing. If your roofing is in bad shape, the underlying roof material becomes prone to dry rot or mold, which can then lead to leaks and major repairs later on.

There are a few factors that can worsen your roof quickly over time if action isn’t taken to fix the problem.

Here are a few common roofing issues that we’ve seen done by other roofing contractors:

Improper Installation

Although many roofers in the area are highly qualified, it may happen that your shingles or tiles have not been properly installed. If your contractor does not offer a lifetime grantee on both material and labor like we do here at Aspen, it may be a costly fix. Improper roof installation can lead to quicker wear and improper water drainage, which can be harmful during the winter months.

Poor Maintenance

After a new roof is installed properly, some roof repair maintenance may be needed to keep debris from clogging drains. Minor fixes may also be needed from time to time. If ignored, they could lead to larger problems.


This is the most common problem, and it is completely natural, but the amount of time that it takes for a roof to weather depends on the type of material used. See which types of roofing we use at Aspen Home Improvements under “Quality Roofing and Accessories” on our roofing page.

Flashing Issues

Flashing refers to the weather-resistant barrier that is installed between joints on a roof. If the flashing is improperly installed or poorly adhered to the surface, you may encounter a leaky roof and roof repair or roof replacement may be an option.

If you’re having problems with your home’s roof contact Aspen Home Improvements to learn about roof repair and roof replacement in  PennsylvaniaVirginia, and Maryland.



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