Monday, January 30th, 2017 by Mikel Grant
Ladies and gentlemen,
Spring is right around the corner. As much as we have enjoyed winter time spent indoors with family and friends, hot cocoa, and logs in the fireplace, it is almost time to say goodbye to the colder temps and hello to sunrays and flipflops. We welcome the warmer temperatures, cookouts, and spending time outdoors with our family!
While spring opens up and gives us more opportunity to be outside, the atmosphere also opens up and brings in spring storms. These storms typically create plenty of hail in north Texas. Also with the hail are high winds, torrential downpours, and dangerous tornados. Your roof takes the brunt off all the significant weather that comes through. Is your roof ready?
Signs your roof is failing
With granule loss, you are losing the protection and thickness of your roofing system. Many homeowners can notice granule loss simply by looking in the area where their gutters runoff. Oftentimes, when a customer has significant granule loss, there will be deep layers of granules resting in the gutters themselves.
Warped and curling shingles are a sign that the shingles have lived out their age and are no longer sealed on the roof. This can be extremely bad in cases of strong wind gusts during severe storms.
Previous hail or wind damage that has never been repaired is only going to get worse. When there is already damage indicated from a storm, adding more wind, more heavy rains, and more deterioration from the sun causes that area of the roof to become weak and more susceptible to water intrusion.
Active leaks don't selfheal, if not addressed quickly, a small drip can soon become a heavy flood.
Tree damage is often overlooked by a homeowner who does not think it caused any substantial damage to the roofing system. That is not correct. Any time we encounter something that has rubbed a roof "bald" in an area, we are only inviting water to attempt and find a way to intrude. When trees scrape against an asphalt roof, they are removing the granules. Oftentimes, when allowed to continually cause damage over time, a tree will rub a hole right through a shingle all the way to the decking. Do yourself a favor and keep your trees and low hanging branches away from your roofing system.
THERE IS A BETTER WAY
STOP THE INSANITY. Call today to learn more about a permanent roofing solution for your home. We have a roofing system as strong as steel and tougher than hail. Stop reroofing your house every 5 years. Put a roof on there that can stand up to mother nature and withstand some of the harshest weather patterns. Call today and let one of our trained consultants show you a better way to not only protect your home and loved ones, but look good doing it!
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