We know that none of our customers want to hear that they have roof damage. In fact, our best inspections are the ones where we can tell people that their roof is in good condition and they have no need to worry for the foreseeable future. However, that’s not always the case with many roof inspections. Between the fact that many types of weather can cause damage to your roofing material, from hail to high winds which we talked about in a recent blog, you have to face the fact that at some point you’ll be in need of roofing repairs. But what kind of damage are we talking about? How bad could it actually be? What type of damage is possible? These are all questions we’ll address as you keep reading!
The most common types of damage to a roof are ones where you can visually tell that something is wrong. When you can see that something is wrong with the roof shingles, tiles, or other materials, you will know that the damage affected at least the first layer of material. Everything from shingle tears to hail indentations are visible on the outer layers of materials. Often roofing repairs can be done to just the outer layer of material in order to keep further damage from occurring to any of the under layers. However, that means the damage must be caught early and often. This is possible by having regular inspections done on your roof by a professional roofing contractor. This can save you both time and money in the long run.
Damage can happen to deeper layers of your roof if you do not stay on top of your roof’s care. A roof is made up of the outer layer of shingles and then as you progress down, you’ll come across tar paper, plywood, and then the attic or interior of your home. If you keep up on your maintenance, you’ll only have to address the shingle layer, however, strong winds and moisture from missing shingles can easily cause further damage to layers like the tar paper. The more damage, the more expensive repairs will be. Leaving shingles and tar paper damaged for an extended period of time can lead to water damage of the plywood and rotting. Repairs on these layers are not easy. A lot of roofing material has to be torn up, and a full roof replacement may be in order, along with having to repair the underlying plywood structure. In addition to the plywood that is under your roofing materials and supporting the roof in general, water can easily leak into your attic or upper floors of your home if the shingles, tar paper, and plywood are not kept in good repair. This water damage can be costly and difficult to repair, so don’t let it progress to that level of damage.
The number one way to avoid extreme damage to your roof and home is to say on top of your inspections, maintenance, and repairs. This can help keep the costs down and your roof doing its job of protecting your home. Contact Crest Exteriors today to schedule any of your roofing needs in the Dallas area.