If your roof has been protecting your home for a number of years, you can be sure that in a little while it’ll start showing signs of wear and tear. It will have bore the brunt of various weather changes such as strong winds, heavy rains, hail and snow storms, all of which wear down any protective materials put there at the beginning.
When your roof experiences any type of damage or shows signs of aging, it’s high time you contact Maxwell Building Services for repairs or a complete replacement.
If your area is prone to strong and harsh winds, shingles, nails, and other roofing materials may become loosened. When this occurs, even a moderate wind can lead to blown off shingles and cause significant and minor roof damage. Roof leak and missing shingles is a great sign that your roof may have gone through wind damage.
After a major windstorm, it’s important that you contact a reputable company like Maxwell Building, to check if there are any missing shingles or if they have been creased, loosened, torn, or destroyed by wind damage
Hail and Snow
If your roof has been exposed to a major hailstorm, granules may become dislodged from the surface of the shingles. Your roof has now been compromised. These granules protect the shingles from the sun’s UV rays. It may be difficult to see the hail damage done to your roof.
There are ways you can detect actual damage to your roof without having to climb on top of your house physically. Check your gutters for dents and dings. If hail has damaged your gutters, chances are that there is hail damage to your roof. If you suspect that your roof has been subjected to damage you can’t see, call an expert for a professional assessment.
Falling Objects and Flying Debris
Falling objects such as birds, small animals and other objects from nearby buildings may cause minor roof damage. However, if these minor damages are not inspected and repaired immediately, they may end becoming major problems.
Huge damages occur when a major branch or the tree itself falls on the roof. Roof damage from falling branches can be avoided by pruning the tree and removing the ones that can snap due to strong winds.
A compromised roof is very dangerous for a number of reasons. Roof leaks are the common results of a compromised roof. A roof leak is risky because water may get into electrical lines and cause fires. The water can also cause discoloration of the ceiling, higher energy bills, growth of mold in the attic and a bad odor.
What’s worse is that roof leaks from roof damage can affect the structural integrity of the inner parts of the roof, making them cave in. This poses a great danger to both your family and other belongings in your home. To prevent all these risks and further damage to your roof, it’s crucial that you contact Maxwell Building Services for free inspections and roof repair or replacement.
These are the most commonly used roofing materials for various reasons. They’re affordable and available in a range of styles, colors, textures, sizes and durability levels. They are also lightweight, faster and easier to install. They have a lifetime of between 15-30 years.
Metal roofs can be made from materials such as steel, aluminum, and copper. They come in a variety of colors, and although they’re made from metal, they are lightweight and eco-friendly. One of the best advantages of this type of material it’s durable and long-lasting, with a lifetime of up to 50 years.
Homeowners prefer them simply because of their aesthetic look. These are generally made from redwood, cedar, pine and other materials and can be treated with fire-resistant products. It is an organic material with a lifetime of up to 50 years if maintained well. However, maintenance of this type of roofing material means constant cleaning and sealing. You also have to check for any rotting shingles which need replacement.
This is an all-natural, beautiful material that has been used for very many years. It’s versatile, robust, rot-resistant and is resistant to fire. They increase a home’s value, are energy efficient, low maintenance and durable – offering a lifetime of up to 200 years if cared for properly. However, they tend to be expensive and heavyweight. It’s also fragile and can break easily, especially if ice forms on it
Clay or Terracotta Tiles
Tiles add elegance to the home due to their versatility and beauty. They come in various styles, colors, and shapes, and do not look like the usual roofing tiles. Tiles are excellent for people who want safety and durability. They are heavy, non-combustible and may need strengthening of the roof frames. Also, they energy-efficient and environmentally friendly. They have a lifetime of 50 years or more
Due to the risks posed by a compromised roof, it’s vital to get in touch with a reputable contractor to handle the repair or replacement as fast as possible.
Roof damage is not something that should be taken lightly. Maxwell Building Services is licensed, insured and IICRC certified company offering quality roofing services to the people of Macomb County and Oakland County.
We provide 24/7 emergency services and have a 60 minute response time. We are a full-service restoration contractor and should you suspect your roof of any damage, we offer FREE inspections.
Further, we work with all insurance companies and provide 3-year warranty guarantee on our services.