Unfortunately, roofs can develop roof damage that can go unnoticed or that seems minor, as a result, it gets overlooked by homeowners. If you have a roof inspection, and you hear “It’s only a little worn-out” or “Only one shingle is damaged”, and they don’t recommend repair or a further look, get a separate opinion. It could be a whole lot worse than it seems.
What could happen with roof damage?
- Leaks. Water damage can cause some of the worst problems in homes. A missing or loose shingle, ice dams, and condensation can all cause water to get into your home.
- Animals. Often, small animals will make a home to wait out the winter. Spaces in your roof that are easy for these animals to get in can mean damage to your roof and a big infestation problem.
- Rot. With ice dams, leaks and attic condensation, the wood under your roof and behind your siding can rot.
- Mold. Where there is moisture there is mold. If water is being trapped or has trouble draining from your roof, you home could be at risk for mold.
After the winter, it is very important for homeowners, whether you are moving, staying put, or have just moved in, to have a roof inspection in the springtime.
For more information on roof inspections or if you suspect roof damage, contact SB Roofing in Virginia Beach.