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Why Protecting Your Roof Is So Important

1/8/2021 (Permalink)

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Your roof system offers vital protection to your home in West Miami, FL, whenever a storm sweeps into your neighborhood. It can work perfectly for many years, even a decade or two, but eventually, the roofing materials will begin to wear out. This is the moment when a roof repair can save you time and money. If you miss this opportunity, the time may come when a powerful storm breaches the protective layers of your roof, allowing water to stream into your attic. Once this happens to you, you will likely spend more time appreciating the importance of having a quality roof over your head.

Watching for Roof Damage

If your roof is old, it is important to inspect its condition once or twice a year, or more often if your locality has experienced any recent storms. A few telltale signs can alert you to the imminent need for a roof repair:

  • Ripped or torn shingles
  • Discolored marks on the roof
  • Displaced flashing materials
  • Crumbled masonry around chimneys
  • Covered shingles from moss growth

While there are many obvious signs of roof wear, others are more subtle. A trusted roofing contractor can perform an annual inspection and spot signs of storm or wind damage that you might miss. This is your first line of defense against major water damage to your home.

Hiring Restoration Services
If water does come streaming into your home, you will definitely want to minimize your damage. One of your first steps is to call a storm mitigation company. A crew of experienced technicians will arrive at your home and take quick action to stop the influx of water. They will work on a roof repair to prevent any additional damage. The next step will be to work on removing the water. Then they will dry out materials such as attic insulation and anything else impacted by the storm.

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