Some issues, like when the asphalt is chipped away from the shingle, don’t look obvious to the eye. The only real sign you’ll see is an increase in the number of granules that are carried into the gutter. Hail can also cause hairline fractures that you won’t see from the ground. While we tend to think of roof damage as missing shingles or a visible hole, but that’s not always the case.
For instance, in the case of asphalt damage, the shingle is no longer watertight. This means that water is going to seep through. If there’s enough, then the leak will be obvious; otherwise, you probably won’t even notice.
The issue, though, is that the water is getting through into the attic or the ceiling. This creates a humid environment in the space that is ideal for mold growth. Any wooden beams or trusses supporting the roof could get soaked through and start to rot.
If the issue isn’t solved fast, you could be looking at significant structural damage to your roof. All because of a tiny little leak.
The first step in repairing your roof is to give us a call. Our Gainesville roofing inspector will set up a time to meet at your home and do a thorough inspection. If the damage is severe enough, our inspector will take photos for you to send to your insurer.
The inspector will then give recommendations on repairing the roof in the most cost-effective way possible and lay out your options for you to give you an idea of what the repairs are going to cost.
If you can claim on your insurance, the inspector will also help with advice to do so. We’re happy to offer this service to our clients because we know that a damaged roof is bad enough without having to fight with your insurers.
Once you award us the project, we’ll order all of the supplies that are required. We’ll set a date for the repairs, later on, to ensure that all the supplies are on hand when we start. That way, we won’t have to worry about delays while one supply or another is still on the way.
That is, you won’t find us cutting corners to save an extra buck. We’ll look at the repairs from the standpoint of you getting the best value for money. We stand behind our work, so we’ll use the best materials for the job at hand.
We’ll get your roof back into good shape again so that it can protect you and your family.