Storms in Edmond, Oklahoma can be loud and scary and once they’re gone, they can leave quite a mess behind.
After a storm, you may think all is well with your home if everything looks to be intact, but the smart homeowners take the time to examine things more closely because you never really know how storm water will affect your shingle roof.
The Shingle Roof Protects the Home…What Protects the Roof?
When it comes to rain, your shingle roof is in place to protect your home against the elements. But what is in place to protect the roof from water damage? Nothing! While roofs of any kind are rarely damaged by just rain, they might be vulnerable to water damage due to cracked or warped shingles, poor installation, or other issues. If your roof isn’t in good condition and you get a heavy rain, you’ll probably receive further damage.
The Invisibility of Water
When you’re in your home, you can see water damage if it seeps into the walls or ceilings. But the roof is farther away and you probably don’t hunt around in your attic very often. Water is an invisible element that can cause a lot of damage before you even realize anything is wrong. Rather than take the chance, it’s a good idea to have your shingle roof inspected on a regular basis, especially if you’ve just had a large storm. Rain can get beneath the shingles and start to cause water damage that you’ll never see from the ground.
The Lifespan of a Shingle Roof
When you put your roof on your house, you wanted it to last. Roofing is expensive and you don’t want to replace it anytime soon and make that investment a second time. In order to keep the roof in place for as long as possible, it is a good idea to ward off any major issues by fixing minor items quickly before they get worse. These roofing materials can last for several decades and do a good job protecting your home when they are cared for.
You may not recognize shingle roof damage, but the professionals at Accord Construction Inc. can take a look and tell you everything you need to know. Small repairs now cost a lot less than major damage later. All you have to do is give us a call and we’ll help with an inspection.
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