As a homeowner, the structural integrity of your domicile needs to be priority number one. A great place to start with this important maintenance is the roof. It isn’t there to look pretty, it is key to the protection and integrity of your home. Every roof is different, and needs to be handled as such. Constant attacks from the elements of your area will eventually put your roof at risk, leading to leaks or collapse (both of which are very costly).
The lifespan of your roof is affected by a few different things. Rain, wind, and snow are the biggest threat. Hurricanes and tornadoes pose a more localized risk if you live in the southeast or mid-west, respectively. It doesn’t take much damage for a section of roof to become compromised. Once water can get into your roof’s substructure, leaks are going to happen.
An annoying drip isn’t the only thing that comes with roof damage. A dark, moist area like that is the perfect growing place for dangerous species of mold. Given enough time, a persistent leak can begin to damage the frame of your home and the roof itself, rotting everything away. A leak is something that must be acted upon quickly, or you risk losing the entire house.
You’re likely very worried about your roof now. Don’t fret too much, there are preventative steps that you can take to protect your home. Waterproofing is a great way to prevent leaks, and to fix minor ones that may already exist in your home.
There are thousands of professional roofers across the country that would be happy to provide this service for you. The contractors worth their salt are currently using an elastomeric coating that provides you with a solid decade of protection, short of catastrophic weather events. “Flashing” is another option that may be right for your situation, this is where metal pieces are places along joints and corners in the roof where cracks and leaks are likely to develop.
The headaches that come with roof damage just aren’t worth it. By waterproofing now, you can save a ton of money while protecting the health and safety of everyone that lives in your home. If you’re concerned that you may have leaks, or just want to protect your home, give us a call. We’ll be more than happy to inspect your roof and recommend a course of action.