Roof Repairs: A Common Issue with Homes

Houston houses with rain storm on roof.

For any homeowner, they know that the house can run into a plethora of little problems that must be fixed quickly before they cause big problems. This is especially the case when it comes to roof repairs.

Roofs can sustain minor damage just from the weather conditions in Houston. Our city experiences numerous weather issues like extreme heat, heavy rains, strong winds, and hail. These conditions cause damage to shingles and the interior of the roof.

CAUSES FOR HOUSTON ROOF REPAIRS

Here are some of the problems these conditions cause:

  • Extreme Heat – High heat can cause shingles to become brittle. When this happens, they start to break apart and become detached from their proper place, leaving areas of the roof exposed. Heat can also cause swelling in the roof, especially after cooler temps.
  • Heavy Rains – Heavy rains can work their way into crevices and cracks, creating leaks that can damage the interior of the roof. Leaks reach through the insulation of the attic and onto the ceiling and can cause collapses in the sheetrock.
  • Strong Winds – Strong winds can rip shingles off and can knock debris onto the roof. This debris can also be large tree limbs that can break portions of the roof, which would lead to leaks and other issues. Strong winds push a roof to its limits.
  • Hail – Hail damage is very costly, especially if a roof is old and weak. In Houston, hail can get pretty big and can cause serious damage to the structure of the home. After a big hail hit, the roof should be inspected for damage to shingles and the frame of the roof.

If you have not had your roof inspected in a long time or if your roof is nearing the 20-year mark, then it may be time to consider having it checked for roof damage. A roof can only fend off so much extreme weather. After a big storm, consider contacting Amstill Roofing. We will conduct a free thorough inspection of your roof and provide you with a quote.