The roof can develop problems regardless of the quality of the materials used in its construction. Hail can severely damage a roof, and the sun can cause the flashing to dry and crack. The hail damage and the flashing damage will allow water to leak into the attic area. The flashing sealer can crack and also allow water to enter the home. Everywhere there is a hole in the roof to allow a vent or the chimney to rise above the roof, there is a possibility of sealant cracking and becoming a source for water to enter the home.
We can perform roof maintenance including inspecting the roof surface for debris, which has collected around the vent pipes and the chimneys and any other penetrations. If the debris collects water, it becomes heavy and will not blow off. It stays on the roof and causes deterioration of asphalt shingles. The metal flashing should be intact and without holes of any kind. The Home Roof Repair Longview TX can perform roof inspections and maintenance, which include the following items:
Any debris that has collected on the roof should be removed. Debris can be trapped by vent pipes, chimneys, and other protrusions. Water soaked debris will expedite roof deterioration. The effect will be greater on asphalt shingles.
Flashings should be solid metal without holes or other deterioration.
The roof should be inspected for damaged shingles such as shingles that have split or curled up due to the wind.
The gutters should be in good repair and lying flat against the fascia. The gutters should be cleaned and screened to keep out debris.
Check any valley metal for rust and replace if necessary. If the wind has moved the valley, realign it and nail it securely.
Check all sealants and caulking.
Check the mortar on chimneys and parapet walls, both in between the brick and on top.
Check the drip edge and make sure it is nailed down securely. Otherwise, the wind can blow rain under the shingles and rot the decking. Be sure the roof cap is secure and providing the proper ventilation. The Home Roof Repair Contractors of Longview TX can arrange for this repair.
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