There are many things that can damage your home’s roof. From wind that breaks and rips asphalt shingles from the roof to limbs from trees falling on the roof causing problems. These problems can occur at any time and dealing with them may seem like a hassle but allowing them to remain can cost you more over the long run. In this article I’ll go over some roof repair tips for home in Howell Michigan and surrounding areas and explain just what Livingston Roof Pros can do to help when your home’s roof is damaged.
For many home owners the thought of having roof damage never really occurs until they see a leak inside their homes. But there are things that you can do to inspect the roof before a leak occurs. Once the roof has started leaking it can lead to more damage inside the home in terms of water damage and more. Finding out that you have a problem on your roof and repairing it quickly can save you a lot of money if you catch it before the roof starts leaking water on the inside of the home. I’ll go over some tips that you can follow to help determine if there is damage on your home’s roof and what you can do about it.
For some homes that have roof damage it’s easy to see. When a tree limb falls onto the roof and damages the roof and shingles it is easy to know that roof repair is needed. However, in other cases it may not be as obvious. One way to determine if you have roof problems is to look at the roof after a storm has occurred. You will need to do this from the ground however. Going onto your roof is dangerous and a fall from the roof can seriously injure or kill you. Leave roof inspections to the experts.
Looking at the roof from the ground can actually give you some clues that you can use to determine if there is a problem with the home’s roof. Look for missing shingles which may look like dark spots on the roof. You can also look around your yard for bit and pieces of shingles that may have been blown off the roof during the storm. If you suspect your home’s roof has missing shingles make sure you call a roofing contractor in Howell Michigan such as Livingston Roof Pros to come out and inspect it before the next rain storm. If not, you may have a roof leak occurring in your home.
Unlike asphalt roofing systems metal roofing systems won’t have bits and pieces on the ground. There are some clues that you can look for with your metal roof however. The first thing you’ll want to look for is creases in the metal roofing. Typically when metal roofing has a problem it’s because there are pieces of the metal that are loose. You’ll hear tapping and such from the roof. If you hear this it may be because pieces of the metal roofing are loose and not securely fastened. Have a roofing inspection done to make sure it’s in good working order. Sometimes the fasteners can because loose and allow water to penetrate the roofing at that spot. It’s very difficult to see but can be heard.
There is a lot of information on how to do roof repair projects yourself but roof repair is dangerous and not really a do it yourself project. A bad roof repair project can cost you thousands in repair costs if it’s done wrong not to mention the safety risks of a home owner going onto a roof without proper equipment. If you’re concerned about prices then be sure to contact Livingston Roof Pros for a free estimate before you take on a project like this yourself.
Here at Livingston Roof Pros we can repair your home’s roof quickly and affordably. We offer free estimates and if you need a roof inspection done we can handle that too. Be sure to contact us today at 517-940-8770 for more information and to set up your roofing inspection in Michigan.
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