One of the most important and vulnerable parts of a home is the roof. Your roof is responsible for protecting your home and everything underneath, including your possessions and your family. Homeowners should check their roof after storms in addition to scheduling regular inspections. It is important to be vigilant and repair problems before further damage can occur. Leaky roofing systems can lead to much bigger problems such as rotting roof decking. Accent Roofing of Amarillo has the experience needed to recognize signs of roof rot and help get your home on the road to recovery.
Roof decking is the foundation of your roofing system. It connects your roof to your house. Decking covers the rafters to support the weight of roofing shingles. Decking is most often made of plywood or a plywood composite material. Leaks and cracks in shingles can allow water to collect underneath. Wood is very susceptible to water damage especially when exposed continuously over a period of time. Eventually the wet areas will begin to rot and threaten the structure of your entire home. Water can seep into the decking in a number of ways. Old, worn shingles do not protect your decking. Full or damaged gutters will allow water to overflow. Torn flashing around the chimney and ice dams from winter weather could lead to wet decking. The most common signs of rotting decking are leaks in your home. Spots on the ceiling, peeling wallpaper, or standing water are signals of a bigger problem. Sagging ceilings or a wavy, bowed look to the ceiling indicate wet decking that is beginning to warp.
After a storm, it is important to check your roof. Serious problems may not be apparent immediately. If you do notice problems, a professional roofing company can help diagnose and recommend repairs. Accent Roofing of Amarillo will work with you to perform an inspection. They will check not only the exterior of your roof, but also your attic. In the attic, they will be looking for dark water stains on rafters and wet insulation. Damage of this type will not only lead to roof rot, but can cause mildew and mold problems.
Your roof is responsible for protecting your home and family. If you suspect roof rot or other damage, do not wait to see the evidence. Prompt attention will prevent more serious damage from occuring to your roof and home. Accent Roofing is dedicated to keeping your family safe while providing the best possible customer service. We aren’t satisfied until you are satisfied. Our professional staff is trained to recognize any type of damage your roof could encounter, including roof rot. Call us today to schedule your next roof inspection.
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