When it comes to roof problems, it seems as though the big issues get all the attention. Whether it’s damage to your roof caused by a storm, inadequate flashing in key locations on your roof, or water damage under your roof due to clogged gutters, these issues are certainly worthy of roof repair in Port Townsend. At the same time, small roof problems – those issues that are harder to spot and easier to forget about – are no less important to have fixed. Here are a few small roof problems you should have addressed as soon as possible.
Nail pops are just as they sound: a nail “pops” through a shingle as different temperatures cause it to work loose from the plywood sheathing. A nail pop can cause issues when moisture runs down the nail, through the shingle, and settles in the sheathing underneath. Over time, this can lead to significant water damage that could be costly to fix. Proper roof repair in Port Townsend will countersink the nails and seal the holes that are left behind with waterproof roofing tar.
While a single missing shingle isn’t as pressing as other roof issues, it still needs to be replaced as soon as possible. Shingles can go missing when you remove something that was on the roof, such as a satellite dish, weakening the adhesive underneath. Of course, a strong storm can also remove shingles by breaking them free from the nails that hold them in place. A missing shingle can leave the surrounding area prone to leaks and make nearby shingles more vulnerable to separating, as well.