Posted on August 7, 2013
Roof damage can occur gradually or suddenly, but once you notice a problem, you need to act to prevent water from leaking into your living area and damaging your home’s interior. Depending on the type of damage, you may need to take drastic measures. Learn how to spot damage, what to do when you notice it, and how to prevent roof damage in the first place.
Spotting roof damage is sometimes very easy, like when you have a tree limb that has fallen through the roof, but minor damage can be more subtle. Water leaking into your home or water spots on your ceiling are big indications that you have a roof leak, but the leak may not be directly above the water stain. A qualified professional can help to pinpoint the leak’s origin on the roof and fix it.
Another sign that you have roof damage is if you notice bent, broken, buckled, or missing shingles. Nails that are visible on the roof are another sign of trouble because the majority of nails should not be seen since they can allow water to travel along them and into the home. Bald spots or crumbling asphalt on the shingles are other signs that you need a new roof.
If your roof becomes severely damaged from a falling tree or limb, take pictures of the damage. Then contact us to get a written estimate to replace the damaged section of your roof or your entire roof, depending on the extent of the harm. Phoning your insurance company will then be necessary to ensure that they will pay for the damage. A tarp is needed on your roof to prevent interior water damage from the hole. Nail down 2-by-4s on top of the four edges of the tarp to hold it more securely in place. Normally, nailing into your roof is a bad idea, but you will be replacing the tarped area of your roof anyway, so the nailed down 2-by-4s over the tarp will not matter.
There are some things you can do to prevent roof damage. If there are any trees around your home, have them trimmed regularly so there are no limbs hanging over your roof to fall on it. You should also have your roof checked for problems twice a year and have small problems corrected before they turn into indoor disasters. We can do the inspections and repairs your roof needs, but you have to make the call to schedule an appointment first.
Whether you need inspections, minor repairs, or a total roof replacement after storm or wind damage, you can contact us. We have the professionals who will inspect your roof and provide a written estimate within a day or two of the inspection. You can ask for our references and see some of our previous work, and we back up our repairs and roof replacements with a workmanship warranty that lasts at least five years, depending on the work that was done. Call us today for roofing repairs. If you live in North Snohomish County, contact us at: (425) 348-4145. For residents of South Snohomish County, please use phone number: (425) 778-0935.