Damaged Roof

A damaged roof can have serious negative effects on your entire property, including ceilings, walls, and even the foundation of your home. However, it is one of those things that you often don’t realize until it’s serious. In addition to the effects roof damage can have on your property, it can also affect the health of your family. Leaks left unrepaired can lead to mold.

Preventing Leaks and Water Damage

If you see a leak, call United Fire and Water Roofing Division! Most homeowners want to avoid the roof leaks in the first place. Here are a few tips for avoiding a damaged roof:

Damaged Roof
  • Get a Regular Roof Inspection: The best advice for homeowners is to have your roof inspected by a professional on a regular basis. It is good to monitor your walls and ceilings for leaks on your own. A trained professional has the expertise essential in spotting the signs of roof damage early.
  • Pay Attention to Roof Flashings: Ninety percent of all leaks in a damaged roof happen at flashings. Flashings should be checked as part of a biannual roof inspection and gutter cleaning.
  • Don’t Block Ventilation: One of the most critical factors in a roof  is proper ventilation. Without it, heat and moisture build up in an attic area and cause rafters and sheathing to rot. Never  block off sources of roof ventilation, such as louvers, ridge vents or soffit vents, even in winter.
  • Maintain Gutters and Downspouts: Gutters and downspouts that are already full of debris can cause water to back up under your roof shingle.
  • Keep Trees and Bushes Away from Homes:   Trees and bushes should be trimmed away from homes and buildings. This is to eliminate damp, shaded areas. Gutters should be kept clean to ensure good drainage. Tree branches touching a roof will scratch and gouge roofing materials.
  • Immediately Replace Missing or Torn Shingles: The key to a roof system’s effectiveness is complete protection. When shingles are missing or torn off, a roof structure and building interior are vulnerable to water damage and rot.

What Can I Do?

Call United Fire and Water Damage! Typically, if you can see mold then you don’t necessarily need IAQ testing. You must remove it. However, IAQ testing can be completed in one area of your home or multiple- depending on your needs and situation. Indoor Air Quality Testing (also referred to as mold testing) tests the air quality indoors versus the air quality outdoors. Simply put, if the air indoor has more mold than the air outdoors, then you may have a problem. And because we take samples in more than one location, it can give you a good idea of just WHERE the mold problem may occur! We ALWAYS send your samples to a third party lab for comparison. Even better, we typically receive results within 24 hours.

Free Roof Inspection

Just like preventive maintenance on your vehicle, it’s better to keep your roof in good condition rather than wait for a serious problem to occur. Roof replacement and roof repair costs a lot less when you don’t have to add in the costs of repairing water damage.

Call United Fire And Water Damage For Your Free Roof Inspection Today! 225-401-6568