Owning your own home is a wonderful achievement. You work hard for your money, and your home is probably your largest investment. Home insurance is a must, and maintenance is very necessary to prevent damage.
Obviously, water leaking into your living room, signifies that you have damage to your roof. Wind or hail damage will allow water to infiltrate your living spaces and damage your ceiling, drywall, insulation carpeting, furniture and more! Discovering this type of damage can be scary, intimidating and a bit overwhelming.
Contacting a professional would be a wise decision. Inspections won’t cost you a dime.
The scorching hot Oklahoma summers can wreak havoc on a composition roof. Blistering under the sun’s rays will leave your shingles weak… and in turn, brittle. If you don’t have proper attic ventilation, you can bet your roof will give you signs of failing.
The image above is an aged and heat damaged roof covering. These composition shingles have been exposed to the elements, with improper attic ventilation for many years. However, the point is to show you the extreme effects of sun and heat.
The blistering and lifting of these asphalt shingles will potentially cause extreme damage to roof sheathing (substructure) and eventually cause your roof to leak.
It’s always best to hire professional services to replace the rotted or damaged asphalt shingles.
During the springtime, we experience storms in Oklahoma. Now, that’s not simply a prediction… it is a fact. We routinely have hailstorms, windstorms and everything in between.
Many new insurance adjusters may find it difficult to spot minor hail damage. But, the severity of even minor damage will cause your roof to fail prematurely. It is important to know what to look for.
Hail damage will reveal itself in the form of bruising, loss of granules, and the loss of pieces of shingles or entire tabs. Larger hailstones may even penetrate the roof sheathing causing major water damage below. The image below shows moderate to severe traces of hail damage.
Notice how the hail damaged area appears as a bruise. In time, this bruise will cause the shingle to deteriorate quickly. A roof with this type of visual damage should be replaced very soon if you want to avoid more extensive damage to your home. This is possibly one of the most overlooked signs you need a new roof.
Wind damaged roofs and shingles sometimes go unnoticed for years, until the big day comes. The day when you find water pouring into the interior of your home. With wind damage, there may not be signs you need a new roof until it’s too late. The pro’s at Restoration Roofing will help you identify damage quickly.
The average homeowner will rarely (if ever) look up to the roof and inspect for signs of wind or hail damage. Having your roof inspected periodically (especially after an Oklahoma storm) will give you peace of mind, and won’t cost a penny.
Call one of our friendly customer service reps for a free inspection today. You’ll learn how to identify signs you need a new roof, and we’ll work with your insurance company. Call (580) 324-3639