Damage to your home's roof can be a situation that requires you to act quickly to protect the integrity of the house. While storms can cause more dramatic roof damage, there is other damage that you will need to be mindful of to keep your house in good condition.

Poor Ventilation

A roof that does not have good ventilation can be at a much greater risk of developing dry rot. When a roof starts to dry rot, it will weaken substantially. Eventually, this rot can become severe enough to cause the roof to collapse under its own weight. While poor ventilation can be a source of expensive repairs, it is a problem that can be mitigated for a relatively low cost in many cases. Your roof's design will heavily influence the exact steps for improving ventilation, but this is a process that may only require the installation of vents on the roof's exterior that can dramatically improve the circulation of the air through the roofing components.

Cracked Tiles

Tile is often chosen as a roofing material due to its extreme durability. However, if the tile is starting to reach the end of its lifespan, it will be vulnerable to crack development or even having portions of the tiles break off. When this problem develops, it is important to act quickly to replace the damaged tiles. Otherwise, there will be a much greater risk of moisture seeping into the roof. In most cases, only the damaged tile will need to be replaced, and the roofing contractor that you hire will go to great lengths to match the color of the replacement tile to the original tile as closely as possible.

Sagging Roof Sections

Over time, portions of the roof may start to sag. Unfortunately, sagging is a problem that can rapidly worsen. This is due to the ability of the lower portion of the roof to capture moisture. When rain puddles get trapped in these dents, they can lead to rot forming, which can make the sagging worse. In most cases, a sagging roof will need to be repaired by at least replacing the section of the roof that is developing this problem. However, it is generally advisable to have the entire roof replaced rather than doing a spot repair. This is due to the threat of other areas of the roof developing this problem or the uneven weight distribution causing secondary damage to the roof. To learn more, contact a local roofing company