While a roof is one of the biggest – and priciest – investments on your home, it is still subject to bugs and repairs throughout its lifespan. Yes, poorly maintained roofs can come with their own headaches, but if you have the help of a reliable roofing service provider, you should be in good hands.

Industrial Roofing Contractors has been operating in the area for years, and in this time we’ve been able to identify the most common roofing problems Philadelphia homeowners have with their roofs. Here they are:


Storm damage

External factors like weather are unfortunately out of any roofing suppliers’ power to avoid, but we can still try our best to weather-proof a roof against the worst of elements. Storm damage is a real concern for roofing in Philadelphia. Not only for potential leakages, but for potential wind damage too.

Philadelphia can experience stormy conditions from time to time with heavy winds; a few cases of tornadoes have also been reported, so the situation could get pretty dire. While it’s hard to guarantee against any kind of roof staying intact under these conditions, it’s good for homeowners to be aware of the likelihood.



No one enjoys that moment when they first discover a roof leak. You might stumble upon it by hearing an annoying drip, or worse, blisters on the interior walls of your home, caused by the seeping moisture.

Leaks can occur in the event of poor installation, where small gaps are left, allowing water to seep through. However, they can occur even after a perfect installation. Unfortunately this is a consequence of an aging roof, that’s why it’s best to regularly maintain your roof.


Poor ventilation

The blistering that develops on the home’s inside walls is as much a result of moisture as it is of poor ventilation. If a roof is not adequately ventilated, warm, humid air is allowed into the home and that warm air combined with the moisture is what causes those paint blisters. This is one of the important factors to be taken into account by your roofing service provider when installing the roof or during any consultation.