Learn about the roof problems endemic to our area.
While homeowners in the DFW take a great deal of pride in the appearance of their homes, roof problems can happen to anyone. Taking maintenance steps can prevent some problems, but not all.
Here are some of the most common roof problems we find in our area and what you can to do fix them.
Through weather, foot traffic, and simply time itself, both asphalt and wood shingles can be damaged. Shingles can show physical damage or be missing altogether. If you see this on your roof, it’s best to call a professional contractor for repairs or a full replacement.
Leaks are some of the most common roofing woes, but if your roof is leaking, it can be difficult to know where it’s coming from. Sometimes water can leak past a hole left by a storm, or it can leak through damaged flashing or from gutter buildup. Leaks can cause serious damage, so if you find one in your home, call a roofing contractor right away.
The parts where your roof meets things that aren’t the roof (chimneys, vents, etc.) need the extra protection only properly installed flashing can provide. The purpose of flashing is to keep water away from building materials that can be damaged by excessive moisture. If you see damage to your flashing, call a roof contractor right away, before you end up with significant roof damage.
High winds can damage a roof by blowing shingles or entire roof sections away entirely. Usually this damage occurs in a section or side that was exposed to the highest wind. Even the roof felt and sheathing can be blown away. If this happens to you, call a roofing contractor right away. You might also want to call your insurance company to see if the damage will be covered.
Call MEIS Roofing & Construction Today!
When you see roof damage, don’t wait: call us right away. We would be happy to meet with you for a consultation and inspect the damage to your roof. The sooner you act, the more likely you are to prevent the damage from becoming worse. Call us today!