New homeowners have big dreams for their new house, but if they aren’t prepared for the downside of home ownership, their dreams can become a nightmare. Roof damage is something most people will experience in their lifetime, so it’s a good idea to know what you’re getting into before the problems occur.
Strong Wind Damage
When people think of wind damage, they might think of severe weather events like hurricanes or tornadoes. But it doesn’t take wind of that magnitude to do serious damage to a roof. Shingles can fly away, debris can thrown around, and sagging tree limbs can be blown down on top of your roof. Always do a visual check of your roof after very windy conditions.
Heavy Water Damage
Heavy rain can leave your roof with inconvenient leaks, but rain isn’t the only culprit. Frozen water in the form of ice or hailstones can cause your roof to collapse, or leave it pockmarked and full of holes. Heavy snow might cause a roof to collapse beneath its weight. And, of course, rain can run down through the layers of your roofing structure and end up inside your home. Call a trusted professional roofer at the first sign of leakage.
If your roof was never properly installed, it could rack up many repair bills in a short amount of time. There are many components to a roof – the shingles or tiles, the wooden decking beneath, the layers of insulation in between, plus metal flashing and gutter systems. If the roofer did a poor job, you’ll want to get someone you can count on to fix it properly.
Your roof is a vital part of your home’s comfort and security. If you see problems beginning to surface, contact a pro immediately to get it all sorted out.