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Roof Repair After Storm Damage

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The roof of your home is supposed to withstand a wide range of elements from freezing temperatures to high winds and pelleting rain. The fact is that there is no material that will be able to combat all the weather conditions in any given region forever. Storm damage is one of the most common ways a roof may become compromised, especially following excessive weather conditions.

Damaging Weather Conditions

Lightning_hitting_roof_of_house_file0002039339307Some of the most common elements that can compromise the roof structure include:

  • hail
  • wind
  • lightning
  • heavy snow or rains

The storm damage from these naturally occurring weather phenomena is not always immediately obvious. It can leave lingering, smaller damage that gradually deteriorates turning into major damage later. For instance, the minute crack in the roofing material following the impact of hail if left unmanaged will slowly erode turning into a larger gape leading to additional damage to underlying structures and leaking.

After The Storm Has Passed

The first step in addressing this potential complication is to complete a roof inspection. You will need to look for areas of the roof that shows wear or visible damage. An inspection is often best left to professionals who are familiar with the features of roofing materials and are better able to determine if there is damage or simple benign wearing.

In areas that show storm damage it may be necessary to replace or repair the roof. The level of repair will be determined by the effects left behind by the weather. These may be simple repairs that require a change of material, or much more involved processes that will require stripping and replacement of surface and underlying structural materials. Individuals with a thorough knowledge of these tasks should be consulted to perform the work. Incorrect repairs can result in additional damage developing to the residence or dwelling.

Professional Services

When you have a professional roofing contractor inspect or repair your home, always perform your due diligence and request the license information and accreditation for the company you are using. At S&K Contractors, we are proud to offer a free consultation and gladly stand behind our work. Contact us to learn more about how we can help you.

Is It Time to Replace Your Shingle Roof?

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Curled and Leaking Shingle RoofIf you currently have a shingle roof that seems to be aging, you may want to think about replacing it. There are a few signs you can look for that will help you decide if replacing your shingle roof will be the best decision for your home.

Leaking

If your roof is leaking into your attic after rain, ice, or snow storms, this is a sign that your shingles do not have adequate underlay, it may also mean that part of your roof is deteriorating.

Curled Shingles

As time passes shingles may start to curl. This curling happens at the end of a shingle roofs life and can cause your roof to look worn and old.

Missing and Torn Shingles

If your roof has a large amount of missing or damaged shingles this can lead to damage to your attic and interior walls. Repairing large amounts of damaged shingles could cost you more than replacing your entire roof, making replacement the better option.

Staining and Mold Growth

Shingles that have not been layed properly and are missing adequate underlayment will over time cause leaking to occur. These leaks result in stains on your inside ceiling and walls and can eventually lead to the growth of mold or mildew in your home.

An Increase in Energy Costs

If your energy bills are starting to rise, you may want to consider replacing your roof. A roof that is aging and has incurred damage due to harsh storms may have missing shingles, cracks, and leaks, on top of other issues that are causing heat and cooling to seep from your home.

Your Roof is Reaching The End of its Life Span

After your roof has lived out its average life span you will find damage to roof shingles and flashing will become a regular occurrence. Replacing your roof will save you money in the long run.

Adding Value

If you are looking to sell your home in the near future you may consider replacing your roof, especially if it is in the second half of its lifespan. Buyers will appreciate the aesthetics and longevity of a new roof when looking for a home. Also lending agencies, like banks, take a roof’s age and condition into consideration when determining the amount of financing they will approve for the purchaser.

If you are in need of a new roof or would like a professional opinion, contact us today at S&K Contractors

Commercial Roof Renovations

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Commercial_roof_problem_APPLEBEE'S 007A lot of building owners don’t realize when it’s time to patch up their commercial properties. Delaying repairs or replacement of roofs on commercial buildings can lead to high repair costs and leave the property owners open to costly liability issues. So how do you know that you need a commercial roof renovation?

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CountryMansion_2BImagine that the storm has passed, your family is safe, and you can finally breathe a sigh of relief. You walk outside to assess the damage. When you look up at the roof that for so many years has kept your family dry and protected, you see a battlefield. The roof is in retreat. The storm has peeled away shingles as if they were sheets of paper, shredded the roofing felt, and torn off ridge vents.

When it