One of the most important parts of our home is the roof. Too often, it is the last thing we think about until a problem arises.
All homeowners fear a leaking roof. And, once a roof starts to leak, the problem needs to be addressed immediately. Leaking roofs and water damage can cause a lot of problems in your home and a loss of belongings.
Too often leaks in the roof can be hidden and they can cause deterioration that harms the structural integrity of your roof and your home, creating costly repairs. To find roof leaks before major damage happens, you should have your roof inspected before and after winter. And, after last winter, and the heavy rain this spring, it is possible that many homes have roof leaks that never had them before.
Missing or damaged shingles and damaged flashing can cause roof leaks. Roof inspections will help determine if the flashing is connected to vents and chimneys properly and will ensure that it is in good condition. Damaged or missing flashing needs to be fixed or replaced. Debris that stops water flow off of the roof and that blocks gutters can also cause roof leaks. Debris on the roof can cause water to get under the roof shingles and result in water damage.
The sooner you address roofing issues, the better off you will be and less damage will result. For more information or for a roof inspection, contact SB Roofing.