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problems Salem homeowners have with their roofsThe roof over your head is one of the biggest, long-term investments you will make on your home. It protects you, your family and most precious valuables, so it always needs to be in perfect working condition. However, roofing problems will make their way to your home at some point over the years, whether it be due to weather condition or simply just wear and tear.

Jensen Exteriors is all too familiar with these problems given our years of experience repairing, maintaining and replacing roofs. Below we list the 3 most commons problems Salem homeowners encounter with their roofs.

 

Leaks

No one enjoys that moment when they first discover a roof leak. You might stumble upon it by hearing an annoying drip, or worse, blisters on the interior walls of your home, caused by the seeping moisture. 

Leaks can occur in the event of poor installation, where small gaps are left, allowing water to seep through. But they can occur even after a perfect installation. Unfortunately this is a consequence of an ageing roof, that’s why it’s best to get professionals out to regularly assess your roof maintenance needs. 

 

Poor ventilation

The blistering that develops on the home’s inside walls is as much a result of moisture as it is of poor ventilation. If a roof is not adequately ventilated, warm, humid air is allowed into the home and that warm air combined with the moisture is what causes those paint blisters.  

 

Storm damage

External factors like weather are unfortunately out of any roofing suppliers’ power to avoid, but we can still try our best to weather-proof a roof against the worst of elements. Storm damage is  a real concern for roofing in Salem. Not only for potential leakages, but for potential wind damage too. 

Salem can experience stormy conditions from time to time with heavy winds; a few cases of tornadoes have also been reported, so the situation could get pretty dire. While it’s hard to guarantee against any kind of roof staying intact under these conditions, it’s good for homeowners to be aware of the likelihood. 

 

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