I have lived in my home for nearly ten years. During those ten years, I apparently had some unwelcome tenants eating the wood in my basement. I found out that there were termites destroying my home and that I was going to have to get some serious repair work done. The damage that those tiny insects caused to my home left me bewildered. I had thought about attempting the damage repairs myself, but quickly realized that it would be work better left to the professional damage contractors. If your home has been eaten by termites, take a few moments to visit my site to find out what all really needs to be done to ensure the damage is repaired and those pests don't return.
If you had a bad storm, one thing that takes a beating is your roof. A storm can cause a variety of damage to the roof. It is important that you get this repaired quickly before the problem becomes much worse. It can be dangerous to inspect and repair a roof. Because of this, hire a roofing contractor to do this for you. Below is information on the damage they may find.
Loose or Missing Shingles
If there was a lot of wind, hard rain, or hail, the roofing shingles can get damaged. They may be loose, or the shingles may be missing. If not taken care of, you could get a roofing leak the next time it rains. This will cause water to get into the attic, which will cause mold and mildew to grow.
If there are a few loose shingles, they can be nailed back down with roofing nails. If there are a few missing shingles these can be replaced with new ones. If there are large sections of missing shingles, however, it may be best to replace the roof. This is especially true if your roof is old. A roofing contractor can decide if the damage is worth repairing or not.
Inspect the gutters as high winds, hail, etc. can also damage them. They could cause sections of gutters to fall or become dent. They may cause a large section of gutter damage. Gutters are an important part of a roofing system because this is what carries water away from the roof and to the ground below.
If only a small section is damaged, a roofing contractor can repair the gutters for you. If there are large sections damaged or loose from the roof, the roofing contractor may suggest replacing the entire gutter system. This may be beneficial if you have not done this in some time.
Roof Soffit Damage
There may also be damage to the roof soffit. This is a material that is under the eave. This connects the edge of the roof to your home's exterior wall. In most cases, soffits are vented.
Roof soffit is an important part of your roofing system because it prevents damage from water when it rains, as well as insects that can get on the roof and into your home. The soffit also prevents mold and wood rot and provides ventilation to the attic. This is important as it controls moisture which can cause mold and mildew. If the soffit is damaged in some areas, the roofing contractor can repair it for you. If severely damaged, it will need to be replaced.
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