With spring in full swing and the rainy season upon us, a lot of homeowners are left wondering, Is my roof ready for this? To avoid getting mold or causing structural problems to our homes, we have to prepare our roofs for the challenging times up ahead. Here’s how we can do that and what Tadlock Roofing can do to help.
Fighting Tears and Holes
When we see a small hole somewhere in the roof, most of us think that it’s not a big deal. But one tiny tear in the roof can cause serious structural damage, especially during the rainy season.
Unless we repair the crack right away, water will start seeping in and going directly inside our homes. Once that happens, we’ll start to see mold and mildew growing out of every nook and cranny. Not only that, but the rain will also get inside our attics and ceilings, causing wood rot and water damage.
Over time, if exposed to more rain or wind, that tiny hole will start growing bigger, and the problems will only get worse. So what was once a small tear in the roof is now a gaping hole that costs a fortune to fix. To avoid replacing an entire roof, it’s always best to tackle the problem as soon as we notice it.
Replacing Missing Shingles
When a roof is old or low-quality, a gust of wind can blow the shingles right off it. Once a roof is missing shingles, it’s at a high risk of getting inundated the next time it rains. All that water and rain leads to water-logging, which in turn will lead to mold, wood rot, and damaged drywall.
A telltale sign that we need to replace the shingles is if we see any sort of crumbling or curling. The easiest way to spot this, other than climbing onto the roof, is by inspecting the gutters. If there are any asphalt particles trapped in the gutter guards, it means the shingles are chipped and we need new ones.
Of course, the best way to determine if a storm took off some of our shingles is by taking a walk across the roof. However, since the roof might still be slippery, doing so can be extremely dangerous.
To avoid damaging the roof even more or hurting ourselves, it’s always best to call the professionals at Tadlock Roofing. Once we determine that there are missing shingles, we can tackle the problem right away and prevent further deterioration.
Repairing Granule Loss
Over time, the bond between asphalt and granules will weaken, causing the granules to become loose. Even light rain can wash them away and push them into the gutters.
When that happens, there’s nothing protecting our shingles anymore, and they can easily tear off. What’s more, all that debris goes straight into the gutters, clogs them, and wreaks havoc on our homes.
Fortunately, if we catch this early on, we might not need to replace the entire roof. Instead, we can take out the old, run-down shingles, and install new ones for a fraction of the cost.
How Tadlock Roofing Can Help
Noticing all of these seemingly minor problems can be extremely difficult, especially for those who don’t know what they’re looking for. That’s why we urge you to call Tadlock Roofing at 855-964-7663 and get a roof inspection today!
Not only will we do an inspection but we’ll also give you a free estimate and fix any problem you might be having.
If you call us right away or refer us to a friend, you can also take advantage of our special discounts and coupons! So what are you waiting for? Call Tadlock Roofing and schedule your free estimate now!