5 Reasons You May Need Roofing Repairs
How Roof Damage OccursRoof damage can occur for a variety of reasons. There are, however, five main reasons for most repairs, they include:
Damage By WindCertain parts of the country can get highly windy year-round, not just during hurricane season. The wind is also a significant factor in the need for roof repairs, as it can rip, shatter, or weaken shingles and strike roofs with flying items and windborne material. Wind damage is not something to be taken lightly. Roof leaks are inevitable if the roof is in poor condition, the metal barring is shifted, shingles are slightly bent or perhaps even curled up by heavy winds.
Water DamageYour roof's second-greatest enemy is water. When water gets into your home through a hole in your water shield or via the roof, it can also promote rot, mold, and mildew to grow there. Heavy rain can cause structural harm to the roof, but it can exacerbate existing damage.
The Sun's HeatAnother potential cause of roof damage is the rays of the sun. In this situation, the harm is done over a long period, usually months or even years. If you don't have adequate roof ventilation, high temperatures can eventually degrade shingles. A high-quality underlay between the shingles and roof decking, choosing superior shingles, and installing a radiant shield in your loft ceiling can all help to mitigate the harmful impacts of excessive heat on your roof.
Wear & TearRoofs don't last forever, and that's why it's so essential to maintain them. Due to normal wear and tear, old roofing gradually succumbs to time passing. The asphalt shingles on your roof will degrade over time to the point that they will have to be repaired more frequently, can't seem to keep the rain out as effectively, and will be an inconvenience rather than a form of "curb appeal." In addition, the product's original warranty will be invalid. It's time for a completely new roof at this point.
Damage By FireDepending on the severity of the fire, your home may be destroyed or severely damaged. However, most times, the damage is limited to a small section of the house and can be repaired rather than completely replaced.
In this instance, you may need to replace some of the roof shingles to match the ones that survived the fire. In some cases, you might have to replace them entirely. It doesn't matter what's causing the problem, but it's essential to act promptly and hire a reliable, local contractor who can complete the project in a set timeframe.
For more information on roofing repairs, get in touch with us at Beebe Roofing & Contracting, LLC, via this Online Form, or give us a call at 267-718-6931, and we will get back to your right away.
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