Regular roof inspections and repairs, gutter clean outs or debris cleanup, are all the right things to do to maintain your roof as a homeowner. The truth is, your roof can be in a top-notch shape but it will take only one summer storm to warrant an unexpected roof repair…
Unfortunately, Delaware is no stranger to a sleet or hailstorms, hurricanes and nor’easters. These types of storms can do some real damage to your home so this is why it’s important to have your property inspected after each big storm.
What warrants a roof repair?
One of the biggest outside elements that can be damaging to your roof are high winds. They can not only tear off shingles leaving your roofing system exposed to other elements, but they can also lift or curl shingles causing a vulnerability to wind-driven rain. In addition, hail damage leaves dents or pockmarks on shingles, dislodging the protective granules.
That being said, checking for any obvious signs of damage such as missing, torn, curled or dented shingles after an unexpected summer storm is highly recommended. Don’t forget to examine your gutter and venting systems as well!
Any signs of leaks, such as water spots in your attic and ceilings are another indication you might need a roof repair. Even though your roof may appear intact from the outside, wind and hail may have caused leaks that can lead to problems later. Inspect the attic thoroughly with a flashlight, check ceilings and light fixtures for signs of leaks.
Lastly, always make sure to document any damage or issues with and photographs. This will make it easier if you need to contact your insurance agency to file a claim. Calling a licensed roofing contractor who can accurately assess and estimate the cost of roof repair is a smart move!
Brandywine Exteriors are your local experts in roof repair services. As an Owens Corning Platinum Preferred dealer, we have access to top quality materials to ensure high durability and curb appeal to your home’s exterior. If your roof is leaking, missing shingles, or has damaged shingles, make an appointment to have one of our roof repair specialists diagnose the problem, fix any damaged areas, and get your roof back to functioning properly!
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