We all like to think of our roofs as impenetrable barriers that are indestructible against all forces. Though most roofs are quite reliable, they are somewhat fallible. Roofs are especially vulnerable when harsh weather strikes. Here’s a look at five of the most common reasons for roof repair in Texas.
Moisture and Leaks and Roof Repair
All sorts of stimuli can cause the buildup of moisture and leaks. Perhaps a tree branch extends out over the roof and drops moist leaves. These leaves can accumulate, soak the roof and gradually form a leak. Perhaps rain or hail pounds your roof to the point that it weakens and a leak forms. Even the buildup of random debris has the potential to compromise your roof’s integrity and cause a leak.
Heating and cooling units that do not drain properly are also a major threat to your roof. They can easily pool water that seeps into the roof and eventually trickles right on down on to your living space. Be proactive with a timely roof repair and you just might prevent a nasty leak.
One of the most depressing and frustrating reasons for roof repair is a faulty installation. Some roofers will rush through the installation job or make use of low-quality materials. This is why it’s important to hire an honest and credible company. In many instances, the Texas homeowner can’t be faulted in the slightest as the roof was installed prior to his purchase of the home. However, if you hired the roofers who ended up installing your roof in a flawed manner, be sure to check your warranty. The materials or labor might be covered by the warranty so you don’t have to pay for the repairs. If you have any doubt as to whether your home’s roof was properly installed, reach out to us for a professional analysis of the installation.
Tree limbs seem fairly harmless. They are usually quite narrow and almost always aesthetically pleasing. Unfortunately, tree limbs that extend too far can reach your roof and abrade the shingles’ surface. This abrasion eventually causes wear and tear across the top layer of the shingles. In some instances, the winds and rain will knock branches onto the roof, causing some truly nasty damage. Have your tree limbs trimmed as soon as they extend anywhere near your roof. When in doubt, have them trimmed as short as possible so it takes months, if not a year or longer for a branch to threaten the integrity of your roof.
Roof Ventilation Repair
Roof and attic ventilation is key to keeping a roof in tip-top shape. Ventilation occurs in a natural manner when vents are positioned along the base of the roof, toward the roof ridge, in the soffits or at the eaves. Such positioning allows warm air to exit and cool air to be sucked on in. Faulty ventilation will prevent the proper regulation of temperature and moisture in the attic. It is possible for moisture and heat to eventually build up and damage the shingles, sheathing, rafters and insulation. A timely roof repair is necessary to prevent increases in energy costs and/or the formation of mildew and mold.
Rodents and Insects
All sorts of bugs, rodents and other animals will gladly live on or in your roof. This is especially true if you do not trim your tree branches and limbs extend out onto the roof as a sort of makeshift bridge. Everything from ants to birds, squirrels, chipmunks and beyond can cause damage to your roof. If you suspect bugs or animals are a threat to your roof, eliminate the problem right away before a roof repair is necessary.
Elevated Roofing provides the assistance you need to repair roofing problems quickly and easily or provide full roof replacement. If you are looking for a Plano, Frisco, Allen, McKinney area roofing company, take a look at our website to learn about the services we offer or call (469) 305-0010 today to schedule a free roof inspection.
Elevated Roofing, LLC
15222 King Road, Suite 402
Frisco, Texas 75034