Rockville Roofing: Article About Repairing Storm Damage
When a major storm passes through town, homeowners tend to not worry unless they see downed power lines and trees in their yard. Even the mildest of storms can cause some damage to the roof of a home, and as homeowners might not have the ability to climb up and check, they might not realize they have a major problem on their hands. Homeowners may believe that, if there is a serious problem, they'll notice it when standing in the yard or driving down the road.
The sooner a homeowner looks for signs of damage and makes the necessary repairs, however, the sooner he or she can stop that problem from worsening. Rockville roofing companies can perform an inspection and give homeowners some feedback as to what they should do next.
Prior to calling on professionals for help, there are some signs that homeowners can look for on their roofs. Asphalt shingles have a coating on top that winds and rain can wash away. Shingles that look slightly darker than the surrounding shingles may not have the right amount of coating. A lack of coating leaves the shingles susceptible to a variety of potential problems.
Roofing contractors from Seneca Creek Home Improvement of Rockville would be happy to answer any question you have about windows or gutters
Hailstorms produce large balls of ice that can do significant damage to a home and its roof. Homeowners should always take the time to examine the vents on, near and around the roof. Hail and other environmental conditions can actually dent the metal on the surface of the vents, and homeowners may find dents in the flashing on the roof or the gutters hanging off the roof.
Finding signs of storm damage inside a home is also a possibility. One of the most common signs is water damage. Roofs that are missing shingles and/or have damage to the underlayment allow moisture to enter the home. Some homeowners might find that their ceiling leaks while others will see mold or mildew on their walls.
Mold is one of the more common problems associated with storm damage. Though some automatically think of black mold, mold may be green or brown in color, and the mold may affect those with asthma and allergies. In addition to sitting on the surface of walls, mold may also develop inside the walls. As homeowners cannot see the mold inside the walls, it's usually best to work with a professional contractor who can identify the warning signs of mold and fix the roof issue that led to the mold.