Roofs have a 20-year average lifespan. Weathering, overloading, and accidents, on the other hand, might cause homeowners in Malaysia to have parts of their roofs repaired or even replaced much before that date.

 If you don’t know what types of damage your roof might sustain, determining whether it needs to be repaired or replaced can be tough. The following are the most typical types of roof damage that will alert you to the need to contact roof experts as soon as possible:


Leaky roof repair

Roof damage is frequently indicated by leaks, which are easily visible symptoms of deterioration. However, because water can move through pipes and other roof components, finding the source of a leak can be challenging for non-experts.

Always consult a roof specialist, whether it’s a minor or huge leak. You’ll never know if the small dark puddle on your ceiling is due to a pool of standing water or if your roof is about to collapse.

Shingle repairs

In Malaysia, shingles are used on the majority of residential roofs. These are durable materials that can survive UV rays, heavy rains, and strong winds. They do, however, absorb hits. If you notice any of the following, contact your local roofing company:

Granule or piece loss – As shingles age, they shed granules or pieces, revealing the surfaces beneath. It’s an indication of balding shingles if you detect granule-like particles on your property’s ground.

Broken shingles – When shingles are extensively damaged by intense weather, they are prone to breaking. To avoid leakage, they must be replaced immediately.

Curling – Due to a lack of moisture or high heat, the edges of shingles might curl inward (clawing) or outward (cupping). In any case, calamity is a foregone conclusion.

Shingles in valleys weathering – Valleys are the intersections of slopes. Because water frequently travels over these areas en route to the gutters, they might deteriorate faster than other parts of the roof.

Repair due to poor ventilation

 Shingles might blister due to excessive heat from poorly ventilated and overheated roofs. Furthermore, humid circumstances foster the formation of mildew and mold when air cannot move adequately. This causes the roof’s wooden components, such as the fascia and rafters, to decay, causing the roof structure to collapse. Pest infestations can also be caused by poor ventilation.

Gutter cleaning and repair

Gutters collect water as well as a variety of other debris, such as twigs, leaves, and dead insects. This is why they should be cleaned at least twice a year, preferably in the fall and spring. Debris can clog drains and prevent water from flowing freely if you don’t clean your gutters. Water can also flood over the gutters, causing decay on the roof. Worse, due to the weight, the gutters may cave in, demanding quick repairs.

Repairs of flashing caused by poor installation

Roof flashing, such as galvanized steel or zinc alloy, is used by professional roofers to deflect water away from chimneys, walls, dormers, and other points where the roof meets a vertical plane. Unfortunately, some contractors may fail to properly seal a gap, causing the flashing to curl and leak water. Others may employ low-quality materials that are readily broken in order to save money.

Poor roofing work can lead to more extensive roof repairs, so always entrust maintenance and refurbishing work to licensed professionals. You should not, of course, conduct the roofing work yourself.