According to a homeowners surveyed nationally, roof damage is among the top concerns when thinking about the maintenance of a home. Whether you own a residential or commercial building, we have one question for you: when was the last time you had the integrity of your roof assessed? Roof damage is a common occurrence, but many building owners have no idea whether they have sustained it.
What Causes Roof Damage?
Roof damage can be caused by a single incident, but it can also build up over time. If a storm has blown off part of your roof, a huge limb has fallen, or there has been another major damaging event, you will know that you need to seek help to repair the roof. However, you can also have roof damage without knowing it. Blistering in roll roofing from the sun, small leaks, and wear and tear are all categories of roof damage that you may have and not even know about.
What Happens After My Roof is Damaged?
Once the roof is damaged, many problems can occur that further exacerbate your troubles. Mold, mildew, vermin, and leaks can happen after the roof sustains structural damage. These issues cause further damage to your roof and your building overall. Roofing problems snowball over time; this is why it’s important to nip roofing damage in the bud and seek repairs immediately.
Mold, Mildew, and Rot
Mold and mildew are insidious and unhealthy, but unfortunately very common in South Florida’s warm, moist weather. It’s important that you do everything you can to mitigate the presence of mold in your home or commercial building. Not only is it unhealthy for humans and pets, but mold can eat away at the building, causing further damage.
If there is an opening in your roof, you may end up hosting some unwanted visitors. A sound, secure building without gaps or holes is the best way to prevent the presence of rodents, roaches, raccoons, and other unsavory guests. The last thing you want is for vermin to enter your house through your roof. Eliminating gaps and damage is a good way to prevent that.
When it rains after your roof is damage, water will leak into your house. You don’t need us to tell you that leaks cause a whole host of problems and can further damage your building in major and expensive ways. Luckily in South Florida, we don’t have to deal with snow and ice dams, but we do have weather-related challenges of our own, including tropical storms and their accompanying rain.
Where Do I Find Someone to Repair Roof Damage?
In South Florida, K&S Roof Repairs provide services related to fixing all kinds of roof damage. We can get onto your roof and give you a picture of what is really going on. Whether you’re dealing with weather damage, fallen limbs, or just want to ensure that you won’t have any leaks and other problems going forward, we can visit your building and give you an estimate. Contact us today!