Leaky Roof?

Leaky Roof?

A roof leak can be a minor inconvenience or a major disaster. Even a small one can lead to more serious consequences if it is not repaired properly. The water that enters through the roof can lead to a multitude of problems ranging from structural damage to dangerous mold growth inside the walls. Correcting structural problems and mold problems can be very expensive. Some homeowners attempt to repair the roof on their own. This sometimes works for a temporary repair, but the smarter path is to hire a professional. You will save a lot of money and grief in the long run.

Climbing around on a roof can be hazardous without the proper training and equipment. Locating the actual source of a leak can be very difficult. Water travels down various pathways once it gets into a roof. Where the water is dripping inside the home rarely matches up with where it enters on the outside of the home. Finding the source of a leak can be very frustrating and, in fact, there may be multiple sources.

Hiring a professional will save a lot of time and hassle. A professional has the background and expertise to locate the problem and make the proper repair. A seasoned professional has dealt with almost every type of leak. A homeowner usually starts from scratch when he is trying to find where water is entering the home. A professional usually knows the most likely spots to look. A seasoned professional will find the leak through a strategic process of elimination. He is aware of all the possible factors involved. It is a good idea, however, to make sure the roof is the culprit before hiring a professional.

Tips

  • 1. It is easier to locate the problem on a rainy day. This provides an opportunity to visually identify the source of the problem. Another option is to saturate the suspected area of the roof with water from a garden hose.
  • 2. Inspect the shingles, gutters, and roofing. Any of these may be the source of the problem. If the gutters are full of leaves and debris or if the gutters are in poor condition, this could cause water to enter into the home. If shingles are missing of the roofing or if the shingles are in poor condition, this may be the source as well. The roof itself may be damaged. Look for tiny holes, crevices or punctures in the roofing. A raccoon or squirrel may have built a shelter in the roof or attic.
  • 3. Make sure that the water is not being caused by something inside the home such as plumbing, air conditioners, or condensation.
  • 4. Call a professional roofing contractor. If the problem is related to the roofing, a professional contractor is the best option. He will have the knowledge, expertise, equipment and tools to properly repair the problem. You can rest assured that your roof will be secure the next time it rains.

Floods and Roof Repair

Damaged Roof

Do You have a damaged roof after a storm? Any homeowner who has ever endured a storm understands how easy it is for a roof to become damaged. Hailstorms in particular are known for causing a damaged  roof, resulting in roof deterioration that results in leaking or water damage to the interior of the home. Shingles can also be ripped or torn from a roof as a result of high winds. These roof sections can also be crushed or end up buckled in storms.

In the event a homeowner experiences these problems, it is important that they find someone to repair it quickly. Allowing roofing to remain damaged after a storm will result in leaks and other problems. As the shingles and the foundation of the roofing weakens, it is more likely that structural problems will occur. This can cause damage inside the home, which can in turn lead to the growth of mold. Other areas that may sustain damage after a hailstorm are the gutters of a home. It is a good idea to check the roof after every hailstorm, because the hail does not have to be large to cause holes in the gutters. The damaged roof may not be immediately visible, but it can cause leaking in the home in myriad ways.

Homeowners whose siding, roofing, gutters, and shingles have been damaged by hail, high winds, or other storm events, should hire a local contractor like Jenesis Roofing to repair the damage. Local contractors who specialize in the kinds of repairs needed are the best choice. Anyone who lives in an area where there are frequent storms are likely to find many local contractors who are very familiar with the kinds of problems that local storms cause.

Common Roofing Maintenance Issues

Roof-MaintenanceYour roof is an integral part of every house or building which protects us from the crazy weather that can happen above. Without the tops to our homes and businesses, we could have ruined interiors and possibly an unhappy, unhealthy place of residence/business. Read on to discover five common roofing maintenance issues and how they can affect repair and/or replacement costs.

Clogged or Damage Gutters

When a roof has been improperly cared for it can lead to clogged or otherwise damaged gutters. Since the gutters safely transfer the water from your roof to the grounds preventing water damage to the exterior siding and fascia boards, it is imperative they drain correctly. If the gutters do not drain properly, it can cause the water to backup underneath the shingles and seep into the walls causing expensive repairs and/or replacements.

Damaged or Missing Shingles

Shingles are the pieces of material that protect the top of your house or building from various weather conditions and other unforeseen incidents that may occur. If the shingles are damaged, missing, or balding, it can lead to water leakage…causing harm to your attic, walls, roof, as well as other possible structural damage.

Moisture

Moisture can cause your insulation to become saturated and lose its initial r-value (how well the water heater’s insulation will help prevent heat loss through its tank). The added water and moisture can cause mold, rust, poor levels of indoor air quality, and extra weight on the roof itself…leading to even more costly repairs or replacements.

Cracks

Unpredictable weather and poor roofing conditions can leave your home susceptible to cracks. These cracks can unknowingly leave easy access points for water and other unwanted pests like termites and other insects to enter. Cracks can also leave your home or building predisposed to our next issue…

Leaks

Interior-Water-DamageAn older home or building may develop the aforementioned cracks that lead to unknown leaking. These leaks could go undetected for a long period of time as the water can travel through the housetop system before displaying any sort of visual evidence. Leaking can lead to ceiling damage, energy loss, mold, mildew, as well as other structural damage.

All of these problems are consequences which can arise from an improperly maintained roof. If your home or other structure is decades old or has noticeable damage to the gutters and shingles, or if there are more widespread problems due to cracks, leaks or moisture, repairing the problems may not be the answer. At this time it would be advisable to contact a professional roofing company like Jenesis Roofing who can expertly replace all the broken and/or otherwise damaged parts.

Benefits of a New Roof

benefits of a new roofThere are many benefits of having a new roof installed onto a home by Jenesis Roofing. Our experts install new roofs on homes for very reasonable prices in a very convenient, quick and easy process. A roof is one of the most important parts of the home. It helps to protects the interior from cold, dirt, snow, rain, wind and other potential dangers or risks. It also makes the home look better since it is an important part of the exterior. New roofs help to prevent health hazards and keeping heat inside of the house. It also helps to make the home safer, have a higher value and contribute to saving the environment.

Older roofing may have mold, bacteria and other health hazards in it. This contaminated the air inside of the entire home. The residents have a high risk of having allergy problems and respiratory infections. They can cause expensive medical care bills and valuable time to be spend in hospitals and offices of doctors. Also, it is able to cause serious health conditions to occur if no medical treatment is provided.

Heat leaves through older roofs in many cases. This makes it harder to have a warm home during colder months and the heat, gas or electrical bill to be raised. It is similar to a human who is in cold weather and has no hat on their head in order to stay warm. Newer roofing is more energy efficient and good for the environment. Less energy that needs to be used does tend to help the environment.

New roofing raises the value of homes. It helps potential buyers to view it as a new home and the sellers are able to find buyers more easily. Almost half of the view of the home by buyers in many cases is the roof. This makes it to be a wise investment for anyone who plans to sell them home or increase the value of it in order to be more wealthy.

jenesis-roofing-new-roofNewer roofs can be installed in environmentally friendly ways. They can be made form materials that help to save the planet. This makes this option to be a great option for those who desire to make a difference in society. Many locations in the world where saving the environment is encourages do recommend and try to reward their residents for choosing this option.

Having a new roof on a home helps to promote safety. An old roof in some cases may collapse or cause part of the home to become unstable. A snow storm or winds may cause residents in the home to be at risk of being in an emergency situation. The roof may collapse and they may become trapped inside of the residence.

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