Common Roof Problems

A leak in the roof can cause a damp problem

We’ve seen a lot of roofing problems as specialist waterproofing contractors. From small roof leaks to poorly installed roofs and severe damage caused by external forces, we’ve seen it all. These roof problems should be addressed immediately to avoid expensive replacements.

We have listed the top reasons you should call a waterproofing service.

Roof Leaks

Leaking roofs are the biggest problem homeowners and businesses face. Leakages are often discovered during the rainy season when the buckets are brought out. Roof leaks can occur for many reasons. However, it is important to contact a waterproofing contractor immediately to inspect, repair, and waterproof your roof to prevent further damage.

Clogged Gutters

When was the last time your gutters were cleaned? You can block your roof gutters for months, which can cause rainwater to stop flowing over. This can lead to broken gutters and roof rot, rotting fascia boards and mould, as well as damage to the walls and windows.

Non-existent or Poor Maintenance

Most roof problems can be fixed if they are caught early. Roof damage can be caused by neglecting to perform basic maintenance and repairs.

Tree Injury

If not trimmed or removed regularly, tree limbs can cause serious damage to your roof. Trees can cause damage to your roof by causing scratching or tearing down the top layer and falling branches.

Incorrect Installation

Paying for a contractor who works quickly can lead to higher costs in the end. Failure to properly waterproof your home is one of the leading causes of future problems and damage.

Shrinkage & Blistering

The roof membrane beneath tiles or shingles can shrink over time. This can cause a variety of problems such as cracking and blistering, ridging, splitting and surface erosion.

Pooling water

A flat roof can indicate a drainage problem. This could lead to roof material degradation, major roof leaks and roof sagging. It’s time for professionals to come in if you notice ponds of water that aren’t draining after 48 hours.


Your roof is exposed to the elements 24 hours a day, 365. This can lead to roof damage over time. You can prevent damage from hail, wind, wildlife and other environmental variables by inspecting your roof regularly.

When it comes to roof damage, we advise our customers that they exercise caution. It can be very dangerous to repair and waterproof roofs. We recommend you hire a professional waterproofing contractor such as TT Waterproofing.


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