Some types of roof problems are more obvious than others. When you’ve got missing shingles or a leaky roof, there’s no doubt that it’s time to invest in roof repair services. But other roof problems are less apparent until they lead to more serious problems. And one of the more serious threats to your home is poor roof drainage.
At J&J Roofing, we specialize in residential roofing services. In this post, we’re taking a look at some of the signs your roof has poor drainage issues. To connect with our residential roof specialists, give us a call.
- Clogged Gutters
Your gutters are meant to drain water off of your roof and away from your home. When your gutters aren’t draining properly, the moisture can end up running back onto your roof, leading to all types of roof problems from ice dams to roof leaks. Look for signs like dirty siding, damaged paint, and pooling around your foundation to indicate your gutters need help. Or consider gutter cover installation to make gutter clogs a thing of the past.
- Foundation Problems
When water isn’t diverted away from your home, it collects near the building where it can seep into the soil and lead to foundation problems. Over time, these issues can cause your home to settle and create cracks in your walls that worsen over time. You may also have trouble closing doors as the house settles. Foundation issues can also lead to moisture draining into your basement or even cause basement flooding.
- Soil Erosion
Soil erosion from poor roof drainage is usually fairly easy to identify. As water drains near your home, the soil washes away, leaving bald spots on the grass near your home. Check your downspouts first and make sure they are not missing or broken.
- Attic Mildew
Moisture leaking through your roof is a common sign of roof drainage issues. If your attic smells like mildew or you’ve got moist insulation upstairs, this may be a sign that you’ve got roof ventilation or drainage issues. It’s important to locate the source of the attic mildew as soon as possible to prevent additional roof damage or mold growth inside your home.
Michigan Gutter Installation Specialists
If you’ve noticed water leaking inside your home or pooling near your foundation, it’s time to give J&J Roofing a call. We can replace your gutters with a new system that won’t clog and reduces the chance you’ll have to deal with ice dams and gutter damage. To learn about gutter guard systems from J&J Roofing, call 586-445-6455 or contact us online.