Savannah roofs are exposed to threats on a daily basis. Roofing issues and problems are common across the country, but there are specific threats that Georgia weather poses to your roof that could leave it desperately in need of repairs. From the obvious (like broken or missing shingles) to the more subtle problems like water damage, we are going to go through some of the most common roofing problems for Savannah homeowners and why your roof might need repairs.
Roof Damage Repair In Savannah – 4 Major Causes Of Damage
- Storm Damage: Savannah homeowners are no strangers to heavy storms that can threaten the structural integrity of a roof. When the roof is compromised, the entire home is compromised. Storms with strong winds can pull off shingles from a roof, or even throw large debris like tree branches onto the roof. If there are any pre-existing issues with a roof, storms can make these issues worse. Structural damage caused by storms should not be ignored and roof repairs should be treated as an emergency.
- Heat Damage: The sun’s rays beat down on roofs every single day, and Georgia gets some serious heat, especially during the summer months. Excessive heat can do more than just fade the colors of your shingles, it can actually cause shingles to curl, shrink, or change shape. The membrane in the roofing can shrink and pull away from the edges with excessive heat also, which leaves them exposed to damage from harsh weather. These changes weaken the shingles and make them more prone to tearing, cracking, or falling off. Any damaged shingles or a damaged membrane can threaten the integrity of your roof. These types of roof repairs should be addressed as soon as they are noticed.
- Water Damage: Water leaking through the roof is very common and does require roof repairs. When water gets under or behind shingles, it can cause mold or lead to rot. Savannah humidity feeds mold growth, which means that water leaks can lead to pretty extensive damage. Water damage is not always easy to spot. Some signs you should look for that could indicate roof water damage is water spots/stains, musty odors, mold growth in the ceiling or attic. If there is a leak in your roof that has not been resolved, heavy rains might escalate the roof damage to a serious water disaster. If you suspect a possible roof leak, call Coastal Roofing for a professional roof inspection right away.
- Gutter Damage: Gutters are responsible for safely directing water off of the roof and away from the home, greatly reducing the risk of water damage. However, gutters can become clogged with debris, leaves, dirt, and other objects which might obstruct the flow of water. Clogged gutters can allow water to collect on the roof and increase the risk of damage. Damaged or missing gutters should also be repaired and replaced.
Roof repairs are not uncommon in Savannah. Whether extensive or seemingly minor, a roof to a home or commercial property should not be left alone. No matter how big or small, Coastal Roofing has the skill, the experience, and the equipment to make sure roof damage is safely repaired.