Most homeowners don’t think a lot about their roof until it demands their attention, usually by leaking into the house or attic. Your roof protects your home from the unpredictable weather changes that often go unnoticed. Severe wind, excessive rain, hail-storms, high humidity, and excessive heat are just some of the factors that impact the life of your roof. These extreme weather conditions incrementally weaken your roof causing damage. Some common causes of a leaking roof are clogged gutters, cracked chimney, condensation in the attic, broken shingles, and cracked flashing. Regardless of the underlying cause of your roof damage, the residential roofing experts at Sands Roofing and Construction can help. At Sands Roofing and Construction our roofs come with a full warranty. Over the years we have satisfied customers throughout the Lexington and Columbia areas. Our staff is professionally trained with years of experience and are ready to answer all of your roofing questions .
While roofs are intended to last for up to Thirty five years, they are susceptible to more damage that most homeowners realize. So, what should a homeowner look for when determining if their roof has been damaged?
- Missing shingles: If you notice pieces or whole shingles on the ground you can assume that you have damage that needs to be repaired. Missing or damaged shingles leave bare spots in your roof that allows water damage to your roof’s structure. Excessive precipitation and wind can cause your shingle’s granules to wear off which weakens the shingle and makes it more vulnerable to rain and wind damage.
- Mold: When mold is present, water is entering from somewhere. A leaking roof is a good possibility, Leaking roofs can be caused by compromised shingles, damaged or improperly placed flashing, or foundation problems. An assessment of your roof will determine if a leak is the underlying cause of the mold.
- Rotting Wood: Anytime wood is exposed to moisture for an extended period of time rotting will occur. Rotting wood in your attic is a red flag that should not be overlooked. Rotting wood demands immediate attention to determine if water is penetrating your roof.
- Curling or Buckling Shingles: Curling or buckling shingles should never be ignored. Anytime you see a shingle that is curling on the ends or has pulled away from the roof foundation there is a great possibility of some moisture damage. Curling shingles allow moisture to get behind the shingle and will almost always result in water damage
If you suspect that you might have roof damage don’t put off having an inspection. Sands Roofing and Construction can help. Sands Roofing and Construction professionals are licensed, bonded, insured, and ready to offer you a professionally installed, high-quality roof at an affordable price. When you call Sands Roofing and Construction you will talk to a reliable roofing team that has worked locally and has established a solid partnership with homeowners in the Lexington and Columbia areas over the past years. From roof repair to replacement, we’ve got you covered. Call today for a free assessment.