Recognizing Types of Roof Damage for Residential and Commercial Roofs
A roof repair can be something that occurs quite naturally in the state of Florida. As the area experiences relatively powerful storms, high temperatures, and intense sunlight there is a chance that many of these threats in the state of Florida can make a life for a roof quite difficult. It’s better to become familiar with the types of commercial and residential roof damage that you might come across so that you can prepare accordingly.
Moisture and Leaks
Leaks and moisture can often cause roof moss and if you happen to see moss that continually growing on your roof it’s important to remove it as soon as possible. Moss will continually hold onto moisture like a sponge and the moisture will continue to seep off the roof over time.
Damage From Hail
It’s very difficult to know when hail will cause difficulty for your roof but it can often appear as something that’s very minor and lead to larger roofing problems along the way. Hail can continue to wear away at the top protective layer of your asphalt shingle and it can sometimes puncture through your roofing materials and damage your gutters. A heavy hailstone can crack the supporting wood structure and create a need for major repairs.
The flashing is the aluminum or metal area around the joints on your roof. The function of flashing is to prevent the chance that water will seep in and cause ongoing damage. Areas, where the chimney or events penetrate into your roof, can be subject to rust and other damage which can cause pinhole leaks and eventual water damage throughout a roofing system.
Pests such as rodents, insects, and more have plenty of opportunities to make their way into your roofing system and damage your property over time. This can lead to a series of raised, worn off, or missing shingles that will lead to issues with your commercial property or home.
If you are spotting some of these early signs of damage it’s very important for you to contact a roofing professional as soon as possible to protect your home or business from future damage with your roof.
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This post was written by Reggie Reed! Reggie is a state-certified roofing contractor and co-owner of Reggie Reed Roofing. He is a 4th generation roofing contractor. RR Roofing offers a wide variety of roofing services for residential homes, apartment complexes, condos, commercial buildings, churches and more. Reggie enjoys dedicating his spare time to helping underprivileged youth in his community and traveling with his family and friends.