Common Types of Roof Damage
Keeping your roof in good working order is important because it is literally the roof over your head. There are many issues that can arise up top, especially in an older home. Put roof inspection on your yearly maintenance list so that you can stay one step ahead of potential pitfalls.
Hailstorms occur across the United States over 5,000 times a year. Luckily, most of them cause only minor damage. Every now and again though, large hail may fall in your area causing extensive. IKO Roofing or other roofing companies can help you assess whether you need your entire roof or just a few damaged shingles replaced. Hail can cause tears and splits in shingles which could ultimately result in a weakened roof and potential water damage.
If you wake up one morning after a storm and find roof shingles on your lawn, they were probably victims of a windstorm. If some of your shingles are already damaged from a previous hailstorm, their compromised structure might make them more susceptible to coming loose.
If your home or business has suffered wind damage, you may be entitled to compensation from your insurance company. However, filing a claim and proving damages can be complex and frustrating. An experienced hurricane attorney can help you navigate the claims process and ensure you receive the total compensation you are owed. In addition, an experienced hurricane attorney can also help if your insurance company has denied your claim or is lowballing the amount of damages. Finally, in many cases, hurricane attorneys will work on a contingency basis, meaning that you will only owe attorney’s fees if they successfully recover compensation for you.
The reason roofers such as the IKO roofing team recommend a yearly inspection is because you usually can’t see a damaged roof from the ground, and a damaged roof is more likely to lead to leaks. Water is tricky in that it can get into the smallest spaces and cause major damage. Small leaks can lead to bigger leaks which can lead to mold and mildew growing in the walls. Repairing mold damaged walls is a major undertaking.
Flashing and Fascia Board Damage
Fascia board and flashing give your roof a nice tight fit. If either get damaged, water can easily get under the shingles. In addition, small holes in flashing or fascia boards can allow unwanted critters to move into the warmth of your attic. Be sure that a roof inspection also includes these supporting players.
Just because you can’t see what’s going on up there doesn’t mean you should neglect your roof. Keeping your roof in good working order should be on every homeowner’s priority list.
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