The roof of your home is there to protect it from damage, keeping your house safe and secure. However, just as you may have a large, obvious piece of damage, like a projectile through the structure, other roofing issues need a closer inspection to find. Things like water damage or infestations may not be visible to the naked eye but they cause no less trouble for homeowners.
All of these problems, large and small, will not be a problem for a roofing professional to spot. Before you deal with any problems your roof has, you have to locate them. Keep reading to find out some of the most common causes of roof issues in South Texas.
Damage to the Structure
Whether you have had a large chunk of your roof caved in by a tree felled by a storm or you are dealing with a lot of shingles blown off by gale-force winds, it is pretty easy to tell when your roof needs some attention due to storm damage.
If you have a roofing emergency, such as a portion of your roof being caved in during a storm, you need to call a roofer right away to find out what is needed to begin repairs.
If you have missing shingles caused by strong winds, try to locate and gather up the discarded ones. They cannot be reattached, but they will give you a good model to base new roofing purchases on.
Many residential homes have shingle roofs. Given how long they are generally expected to last, it is unsurprising that shingles can sometimes become damaged without being torn off. A lot of the time, deterioration comes from age, but they may also be damaged by the sun or the air.
When shingles are old, they are prone to curling or becoming brittle. Whenever you have your regularly scheduled roof inspections, have them check for ‘nail pops,’ or a nail that is poking through the shingle. This can cause your roof to suffer further damage due to water seeping in. During your roof inspections, have your roofer suggest the best course of action to lengthen the life of your roof.
Many homeowners have no idea their roof has water damage until a leak has gotten bad enough to be noticed on interior ceilings or walls. Often, a leak will be so small you do not notice it until it is a much bigger problem. Leaks can be caused by all sorts of things, including popped nails or sharp tree branches being crashed into your roof by the wind. A great way to catch leaks before they become a major problem is getting your roof inspected by a professional after a storm to check that it is properly sealed.
If you are looking for the best way to protect your home against common roofing problems, occasional inspections are necessary. Often, problems are not visible to the naked eye until they get much larger and more difficult to fix. It’s important to keep all the parts of your roof well maintained and in good working order to prevent this. This includes the parts outside your home, like the gutters and the downspouts, as well as those on the inside of your home, like the flashing around the base of the roof.
Concerned about your roof’s condition or experienced a storm in the area recently? Contact Cox Brothers Roofing, a Cuero roofing company, to make an appointment for an inspection or roof repairs today.
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Cox Brothers Roofing offers roof repairs, replacements, and new roofs to homeowners and businesses across South Texas. Now serving: Victoria, Cuero, Yorktown, Yoakum, Goliad, Alamo Heights, Bulverde, Helotes, Steeple Brook, Stonewall Ranch and Timberwood Park.
You’re always in good hands at Cox Brothers Roofing. We take pride in always maintaining high-quality craftsmanship and materials in order to give you the best roofs and roof repairs in South Texas. Our team includes not only experienced roofers, but also insurance experts who specialize in assisting with homeowner’s insurance claims for roof repair and replacement. We strive for excellence in every step of serving our customers and ensure that your roof will last you for years to come.