Extreme weather events like rain, snow or hail can damage your home, the roof being the most vulnerable. For instances like these, it’s best to get your roof repaired as soon as possible to avoid further damage and oodles of repair bills.
GAF Master Elite® Certified residential roofing contractor, Colorado Roof Toppers, discusses the first steps to take on repairing storm damage.
The expected cost of storm damage repair typically depends on the severity of the damage, the size of your home, and the material that’s been damaged. Asphalt shingles are the cheapest to replace, followed by wood and metal. Clay, concrete, and slate are the more expensive options, but they don’t experience as severe of damage as asphalt shingles.
The most common roof issue is leaking. It can be due to a hole outside or that water is entering into loose seams, which allows it to find its way into the home. Fixtures like skylights, chimneys and vents that protrude on top of the roof allow leaks to occur. After all, when you install these fixtures, you create a hole on the roof which you’d later seal with flashing. In time, however, the flashing can crack or corrode and let precipitation in.
Another way water can enter is through damaged gutters. Inspect this area to make sure that it’s unclogged. If it’s extremely damaged, have it replaced by gutter installation experts from Colorado Roof Toppers.
The Importance of Fixing a Roof
The roof, as the main protection of your home, is exposed to weather 24/7. A damaged roof can cause water leaks, which can affect the home’s interior. Minor repairs, when put off, can cause bigger issues and even more expensive problems down the line.
Regular maintenance is important to ensure the durability and longevity in your roof. When well taken care of, your shingles can last and stay beautiful for up to 25 years.
Count on a contractor that specializes in storm repair damage with decades of experience, like Colorado Roof Toppers. We are also providers of high-quality seamless gutters to enhance your roofing drainage system. Call us at (720) 239-1233 or (970) 237-5009 to begin restoring your roof. We fix homes and roofs in Longmont and Parker, CO.