Wednesday, January 19th by Shannon Brelsford
Harsh weather can rough up your roofing material, leading to damage that over time will require repair or replacement.
The roof, along with the other structural aspects of the home, protects us from weather and the outdoors by keeping us sheltered, dry, and warm. However, when the integrity of the roofing becomes compromised, it can no longer do its job to the best of its ability. This is why you should be aware of the signs of storm damage, so you can be quickly made aware of potentially serious issues with your roofing before they become costly and inconvenient fixes.
Storms can throw a variety of challenges at your roof and causing various types of damage.
First thing’s first, it’s important to know the age of your roof. Depending on how long you’ve lived in the home, you may have been the one to purchase the last roof, or oversaw its last repairs.
A typical asphalt roof has a lifespan of 25 to 30 years when properly maintained with inspections and repairs as needed. This helps ensure that there aren’t any issues that could compromise the integrity of your roofing material. It’s always best to have a professional inspect the roof, but there are some issues that homeowners can spot from the ground, or within the attic space.
So, if you’ve experienced a rough storm recently, or you’re simply concerned that there may be an issue with your roof that you’ve previously overlooked, here are some common indicators that it’s time to meet with a professional about the state of your roof:
Different types of storms will do different types of damage, so it can be helpful to know what you’re looking for. Depending on the types of storms you’re used to experiencing in your area, the issues you encounter are likely quite common and a roofing professional will easily spot and diagnose the extent of the problem.
How do you know when to repair and when to replace?
There are two categories that roofing issues typically tend to fall under: Major and Minor.
Minor damage to the roofing material will typically constitute some light repairs, usually ones that fall under the umbrella of your insurance. Hail damage or a few cracked or missing shingles won’t necessitate a full roof replacement and would fall under the category of minor damages along with issues such as:
Major damage, however, will need a more aggressive approach. There are other factors besides the extent of storm damage to the roof as well, such as:
Scheduling a roofing inspection can do a lot to help avoid issues from developing, helping you to avoid frequent, costly repairs. It’s recommended that after a heavy storm, a roofing contractor is called out to check on the roof. That way, even if damage has been done, there may be a way to lessen the number of issues you’ll experience in the aftermath. Water moves quickly, and mold and mildew grow almost just as fast, so it’s important to be as aware as possible of the condition of your roof.
Klaus Roofing Systems is here for you and all your roofing needs!
If you’ve been experiencing harsh weather patterns in your area or have concerns about the quality or age of your roof, it’s time to reach out to a professional roofing contractor near you. When searching for a roofing company, it’s best to choose one that you feel you can trust with the all-important task of ensuring that your roof is up to the task of protecting you and your family.
The Klaus Roofing Systems Network is a collection of highly trained and experienced local contractors, dedicated to doing the best work with the best service, going the extra mile for their valued customers. A Klaus Roofing Systems expert will thoroughly check the entire roof structure, from the nails, seals, and shingles, down to the ventilation, insulation, and gutter system.
With a wide variety of roofing services and top-notch customer service, Klaus Roofing Systems is here for you! Reach out today for your free, no-obligation estimate!