If you have started to hear critters running around in your attic, discoloration on the ceiling of your top floor, recently had a hailstorm, or any other signs you have roof damage, you need to make sure you have it checked. However, there are a lot of roofers that will take one look at your roof and regardless of the issue, try to get you to replace the whole thing, which can be costly. Especially, if there is no insurance to cover it. Knowing what type of damage you have and the repair that needs to be done can give you the confidence you need when meeting with a roofer. There are five main issues that need repairs and may sometimes need a full replacement:
1. Missing Shingles
Typically, missing shingles happen because a powerful storm blows them off. In DFW, heavy wind storms are fairly common, so we see this a lot. This is a reasonably simple repair that does not necessitate replacing the entire roof, when done by a professional roofing company like Vera Roofing & Construction. However, if left in a damaged state, not only does it look bad, but it can slowly allow water to get in, rot wood, damage the sheetrock ceiling, or even worse. Getting these shingles replaced as quickly as possible is paramount, as waiting could end up causing you to have to replace the whole roof and interior issues as well.
2. Cracked Shingles
With the kind of weather we have in Waxahachie and all across DFW, cracked shingles are common. With the high heat of the summer and sun bearing down, then the randomness of winter, older shingles expand and contract. Then they can become dried out and brittle and begin to fall apart. The main issue with cracked shingles is the loss of granules on the shingles. They help with insulating your home by refracting sunlight, so as those granules fall off, you lose your shingles insulation ability, which adds to your electric bill. Removing and installing new shingles in the damaged areas is the best option. Sometimes the cracking is simply because of a very old roof and that could require replacing the whole roof.
3. Lack of Maintenance
Dead Leaves, Moss and Algae can cause a lot of problems to a home’s roof. It is not something you want to let sit there overtime. Weekend maintenance is very important. Power-washing, or cleaning gutters out is a great and cost-effective way to keep your roof in good condition. However, if left undone, water can sit on the roof, and cause greater, more costly problems. Your personal maintenance and a yearly check by Vera Roofing & Construction can alleviate any issue this could cause overtime.
4. Improper Flashing and Roof Leaks
Improper flashing could happen because it was installed wrong the first time and causes leaking. Other times, trees hanging overhead could cause leaks, or a critter could find their way in and cause leaks. And skylights are also very notorious for causing roof leaks. When you call Vera Roofing & Construction, we can walk your entire roof and redo flashing, seal around skylights and patch roof leaks as needed. This will not only save you money on having to replace your entire roof, it will also save you money by preventing any further damage this could do to your home.
5. Hail and falling debris
Throughout DFW and Waxahachie, hail storms are common. Depending on the size of the hail, or debris, your roof damage can range from minimal to extreme. Anytime a hail storm happens, storm chasers show up overnight and bang down your door, hoping they will get you to sign a contract before you even have a chance to assess the real damage. The first thing you need to do is call Vera Roofing & Construction to set up a time for us to walk your roof and do an honest assessment of the damage. Sometimes, it is so minimal that we can fix it right there for a lot less than replacing your whole roof. If we do see that your roof is highly damaged, we will set up a time for us to meet with you and your insurance agent to make sure they cover you properly.
At Vera Roofing & Construction our goal is to make sure your roof is performing at its peak condition. Whether that is with a simple repair, or in worst cases, a full replacement, we want your roof performing at its best.
Vera Roofing & Construction is a premier roofing & remodeling contractor that has been providing expert construction services to the Waxahachie & DFW area since 2010. At Vera Roofing & Construction, we make it easy and convenient to determine the right roof for your needs. Looking at the variety of roof repairs out there might be a little confusing. It doesn’t have to be, as we help you figure out just which one will work best for you.
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