One of the most feared things that can be damaged on a home would be its roof. We know you thought it would be your plumbing or electric which are definitely important too. But as an Oakland roofer, we see a lot of homeowners overlook their roofs. Why? Mostly because it is not something that they can touch or use like an appliance or window.
Nonetheless, the roof is the thing that keeps a home the safest. Think about it... no one likes camping in bad storms. Why? You are afraid something might fall on you because the tent ceiling is not strong enough. Sure, that might be an oversimplification, but a home with roof damage can and will cause your home to be unsafe, and it can result in your roof caving in.
How Old is Your Roof?If you did not know, your roof will not last forever. If your roof is older than 20 years, you need to get a roof inspection asap!! On the other hand, even if your roof is not 20 years old, it can be aging as such. For instance, if you live in an area that is prone to hail storms, high winds, and tree damage your roof will be put to the test more throughout the year causing it to endure more.
Let us talk about your shingles. Roof shingles are the first lines of defense from the elements for a home. They are also indicators of how your roof is or is not performing. For example, if you see even just one of your shingles on your grass or around your house, it could be from strong winds or debris that hit your house. A qualified Oakland roofer would be able to determine if there is more damage, but in most cases would replace the missing shingles and you will be good.
We are a BBB Accredited Roofer: Click Here to See Our A+ Rated ProfileDo you know what hail can do to a roof? When it comes to hail damage, this is where it gets tricky. Hail hitting your roof may not sound like it would cause much damage, but just think about what it can do to a car. Seeing a car that has been consumed by hail damage, you not only see broken windows, but you see the metal being indented as well.
Now, back your roof. Pebble-sized hail will not do much damage, but when it comes to anything larger than a quarter this is where the damage starts. And if your house has gone through golf ball or even baseball size hail, you most likely have roof damage. Again, Hail is tricky. It will not leave that big hole in your roof, but it will leave behind indentation that will compromise your roof's integrity and can lead to that big hole if not addressed properly.
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We just wanted to give you a couple of things to consider about your house and your roof. There are many other examples of roof damage but, most importantly getting regular maintenance on your roof is the key to a safe roof. If you have not had a roofing inspection in a while, feel free to give us a call at 925-979-9690.