The weather is the biggest threat to your home’s roofing and exterior maintenance. While you can’t control the weather, you may be able to control how heavily it impacts your home. Your home’s roof and exterior can withstand a great deal of storm activity if equipped with the right systems. However, your home could fall victim to weather damage if common roofing maintenance problems are not routinely monitored and taken care of in a timely manner. A homeowner can avoid the following roofing problems by working with your local roofer. Sands Roofing and Construction can help you keep your home like new, rain or shine by helping you navigate these common roofing and maintenance problems.
Roof Problems and Lost Shingles: After a damaging storm, you might have noticed your roof looking a little more worn than it did before. Your roof may have lost a few shingles, or some shingles might be damaged. Your first response is to replace the missing or damaged roofing shingles. You don’t think about your roof again until the next big storm. This time, you have to replace even more roof shingles. Over time, this pattern can result in more replacement shingles that may weaken the overall function of your roof. Replacing individual shingles after each storm can compromise the integrity of your roof. You may eventually start to notice leaks and other problems. And, even if you don’t experience leaking, the look of your home’s roof is compromised. When you begin replacing a large amount of individual shingles, some shingles will naturally be darker than others from sun damage and age. Instead of continuously paying for repairs on an older roof, it might pay to invest that money toward a strong, new roofing system. A new roof is a better investment if your existing roof has sustained storm damage over the years.
Water Damage and Wood Rot: A new roofing system will prevent water and ice from dripping down your home and soaking into the wood. Stormwater can penetrate your roofing system if it is weak and will lead to serious problems like mold and wood rot. This is especially true during the cold and damp winter months, as well as the wet and humid summers months that are experienced in the Columbia and Lexington areas. Letting water penetrate your home’s roofing system over time can ultimately compromise the integrity of your home’s exterior as well as the interior. Water damage will lead to expensive repairs and replacements. Extensive water damage can even lead to the necessity of evacuating your home for repairs if the result of the water damage turns into dangerous mold and mildew. Water-related problems are serious and require professional attention. Your local roofer can give you valuable information concerning roofing repairs as a result of water damage and wood rot. Routine maintenance is your best avenue to preventing water damage from turning into a major repair expense.
Lost Curb Appeal and Home Value
If you don’t keep up with home maintenance before and after storms, you put your home’s curb appeal at risk also. Siding stains, damaged gutters, bent or discolored shingles, broken windows, and many other forgotten repairs lower the aesthetic value and curb appeal of your home. Routine maintenance not only keeps your house safe and livable but maintains the appearance and the value of your home. Your local roofer in the Columbia and Lexington areas can assist you in making sure your home maintenance program keeps your roofing system and other maintenance repairs current. Sands Roofing and Construction serves the Columbia, Lexington, and surrounding areas. We can answer your roofing questions. 1.803.520.6154