Rain and wind happen, and when they do it can give you a lot of peace of mind to know your roof is doing its job and keeping the elements out of your house. But wear and tear do eventually take their toll on any roof; it’s a good idea to keep an eye out for signs that your roof might have a leak. Avoiding these disastrous roof leak scenarios and getting the problem fixed early will save you from a lot of stress.
Damage after a storm
New Jersey residents know well how many ways the weather can affect a roof. Tropical storms, thunderstorms, and blizzards are all something you have to deal with. After a storm, your roof might appear to be in perfect shape. However, there might be damage you don’t see. Warped shingles, loosened flashing, and damaged brick might not be obvious at first. You don’t want to learn that your roof is damaged from leaks and water damage. After a storm, it’s a good idea to have a professional inspect your roof for damage.
Rain and wind are the only culprits when it comes to roof damage; UV rays from sunlight can damage and even destroy shingles. If your roof has changed color over the years, it might be a good idea to have it inspected in case of UV ray damage.
If your roof leaks, mold can take hold in a room quickly. Mold can cause a wide variety of health issues, and is very difficult to get rid of. It’s much easier and less stressful to prevent mold by repairing your roof than it is to get rid of mold once it starts to grow.
A brown stain on the ceiling or wall is often the first sign of a leaky roof that we notice. It’s definitely not too late to act once you notice water damage in your home, but you’ll want to act quickly. Over time, water damage can cause ceilings and walls to bulge, or even collapse.
For the best roof repair service in South Jersey, you can count on Surf & Turf Roofing. Our roofing experts have offered premium service to homeowners since 2008. We aim to make every home feel safe and secure, year round. To learn more about our services and schedule a free consultation, contact us!