3 Most Common Roof Repairs

What Homeowners & Property Managers Need to Know

Owning a home or managing a property comes with a list of responsibilities, and one of the paramount concerns is maintaining the roof's integrity. Understanding common roofing problems prepares you to act swiftly when issues arise and empowers you with the knowledge to manage your property more effectively.

In this post, we'll tackle the three most common roof repairs that homeowners and property managers encounter:

  • Shingle damage
  • Roof leaks
  • Flashing damage

Please keep reading to learn more about what causes these problems, how to spot them, and when to call Lyons Roofing for professional help.

Shingle Damage

Shingle damage is a frequent issue, especially in Arizona, where our roofs are susceptible to intense heat and UV damage, not to mention winter rains. These weather conditions can cause them to crack, warp, or come loose.

Signs of shingle damage include:

  • Missing or broken shingles
  • Curling or cracked shingles
  • Unusually dark or wet-looking shingles
  • Blistering shingles
  • Granule loss

So, when do these issues indicate a problem that requires immediate attention? Ideally, we encourage you to call a professional at the first sign of shingle damage. Delaying can lead to more severe issues like leaks and structural damage.

Roof Leaks

A leaky roof is more than a nuisance; it's a red flag that your home's defense is compromised. In pitched roofs, look for water stains on ceilings or walls, dripping water during storms, or signs of mold and mildew in attics or crawlspaces. For flat roofs, ponding water or visible damage to the roof surface may also be indicators.

Common causes of roof leaks include:

  • Age of roof
  • Poorly sealed valleys
  • Cracked or missing flashing
  • Clogged or blocked roof drainage routes
  • Broken or missing shingles
  • Compromised seals around roof vents, chimneys, or skylights
  • Storm-related damage

The best approach for repairing a roof leak depends on the leak's source. This could include replacing damaged shingles, resealing around vents, or applying a patch to a flat roof membrane. However, no matter what, when dealing with a roof leak, we strongly encourage you always to enlist the help of a professional roofer, like Lyons Roofing. Leaks are serious business and can significantly compromise your roof's integrity.

Flashing Damage

Flashing acts as the armor at the joints of your roof, securing seams around roof features like chimneys, vents, and valleys. Flashing is vulnerable to corrosion and separation over time. Regular inspections and proper installation are essential to prevent damage.

You may need roof flashing repair if you notice any of the following:

  • Visible rust or corrosion on the flashing
  • Cracked, bent, or dislodged sections
  • Evidence of water leakage in your attic or around roof features
  • Deteriorated sealant or caulk around flashing edges
  • Stains or watermarks near the chimney, vents, or roof valleys

Repairing flashing typically requires replacing or resealing the affected flashing. Maintenance and early detection are essential for a cost-effective fix.

If you notice any signs of trouble, call Lyons Roofing. Our highly trained, licensed, and insured specialists provide trustworthy and reliable roof repair services. With honest guidance and a commitment to finding repair solutions before suggesting replacements, we can help you protect your home year-round.