Homeowning involves a lot of upkeep and repair, especially with the roof. Some homeowners may not have to do much with their roof for the entirety of its lifespan, while others might need to constantly service it.
Depending on the roofing material you choose, the expertise of the roofing contractor you used, and the area in which you live, your roof could be more or less prone to damage. There are certain kinds of damage that many homeowners may have to deal with, all of which will require some form of roof repair.
Here are some common roofing problems.
If you live in an area that suffers from high-wind storms or tropical storms, then you might have experienced blow off. This occurs when the wind blows with such force and speed that it actually pulls materials off of the roof entirely. Shingles, tiles, and other materials can be blown off, as well as sheathing and roofing felt. Blow-off most commonly occurs in the section of the roof that is exposed to an open area where wind can gain speed without hindrance.
If your neighbor decides to take down the 30-foot oak tree in his front lawn and it happens to fall on your roof, that’s considered structural damage. This type of damage can be from any major impairment to your roof, such as a fallen tree, debris from wind storms, falling objects from space, etc. The degree of severity will obviously range with the type of damage inflicted, and so the method of roof repair will reflect that.
Just as your roof has a lifespan, the roofing material you choose will also eventually need to be replaced. However, sometimes there are other factors that expedite the deterioration of your roofing material. Materials such as asphalt or wood shingles will often display signs of wear in the form of buckling, curling, cracking, displacement, or fading. Typically, this type of damage is isolated to certain areas of your roof and requires a shingle replacement. If the damage is extensive, you may have to replace all of your roofing materials.
There are many other types of roofing damage, both common and uncommon. The best way to get an accurate estimate of what your specific roof repair might cost and involve is by consulting with a professional roofing service. The roof contracting industry generates roughly $46 billion of annual revenue in the United States, specifically because roof damage requires expert service. A professional will be able to indicate whether your damage is extensive or isolate and if it will require repair or replacement, and to what degree.
If your roof has suffered any damage, call us today.