One of the main jobs for any company that provides Roofing Services is repairing after a disaster. Unfortunately for many homeowners, some roof damages are much harder to discern – and they may lead to disaster. If a tree falls onto the roof, causing a huge cave-in, there is no doubt that help is needed right away, but what about the damages that can’t be seen? Here are a few to watch out for.
One common example is standing water. After any major rain, particularly thunderstorms, it is important that homeowners check their rain gutters. Are the gutters packed full, or are they shiny and clean? If the gutters are packed with leaves and other types of debris, that almost inevitably means that there is standing water somewhere on the roof. This water can weigh much more than you’d imagine, and it can eventually cause rotting and even collapse of the roof. A roofer will be able to clean the gutters and resolve any water or debris problems on the roof as well.
Another example of roof damage that may be hard to see is missing shingles. While the roof shingles that are closest to the eye level are always easy to keep track of, the shingles that are in the middle of the roof usually can’t be seen. If homeowners notice any small (or large) pieces of roof debris like shingles on their property, but the source of that debris isn’t obvious, it may be coming from the unseen portion of the roof. Don’t make the assumption that the debris was blown onto the property from somewhere else. Usually, it came directly from the roof, and it needs to be addressed quickly. If shingles are missing, the interior roofing materials like insulation and wood are at risk.
Replacing lost shingles is a relatively quick and inexpensive job, but repairing the damage that has spread into the wood and insulation is far more complicated. The faster that you act, the less difficult it will be to resolve the issue. When you think you might need Roofing Services, contact us to find out everything you need to know.