There are many problems that Merrillville residents are faced with when it comes to their roof. Some more common than others: Poor drainage, moss, leaks from installations and leaks from mother nature.
If there is a roof leak, there's a problem. They occur for various reasons, including the flashing not being securely fastened on during installation, seams that were not welded or glued on properly, or improper installation of moisture barriers under the coping cap of parapets. Even improperly installed satellite mounts can cause leaks. Replacing damaged shingles and keeping a roof free of debris can also help prevent leaks and water damage. You might want to hire a professional Merrillville roofing contractor to install a new roof, because they have all the tools and materials necessary to prevent leaks.
Proper roof drainage is important because it prevents water from pooling. Pooling water can compromise the structural integrity of your home and can lead to mold and mildew growth. If you notice water pooled on your roof, it's a sign that it's not draining water well and you should look for secondary structural defects. The roof drainage system includes gutters, drain openings, leaders, scuppers and the slope of the roof deck. Keep the roof, gutters and drain openings free of debris such as leaves, pine needles, moss, and dirt. Installing a second roof drain if there is only one will also help pooling water, as well as installing overflow scuppers in parapet walls, placing drains near support columns, and replacing missing or loose drain clamping rings.