Common Houston Roof Repairs Needed in the Spring Season
Not only do we recommend seasonal roof inspections during the fall and spring, but we also recommend getting roof repairs done during these months. By getting a roof repair or replacement done in the fall, your house is ready for the holiday season. By getting repairs or a roof replacement completed in the spring, your roof is ready to be enjoyed all summer, and this ensures it is strong and durable enough to withstand the hurricane season. However, spring in Houston brings a lot of damage to your roof, so here are some of the common roof repairs that should be done at this time.
Hail Damage Roof Repair
As we said before in our blog about how to identify hail damage, we are in the middle of the hail season. Because of this, shingle repair or replacement often takes place. When shingles are punctured by hail, this makes way for devastating leaks to occur, so the ruined shingles must be replaced and/or repaired as soon as possible.
You guessed it, roof leaks are another common problem around this time of year. They may be caused by hail, but they may also be caused by aging shingles. If your Houston roof should last an average of 10-15 years and you haven’t replaced it, then chances are they are in poor condition. Perhaps they have curled or even flown off your roof as the result of Hurrican Harvey and you simply didn’t realize. Or, alternatively, your shingles have dipped, allowing for rain to settle and pool. This will easily make room for a bad leak, so if aging is a factor, please get a roof replacement as soon as possible.
We often talk about debris and precipitation, but pests are another cause for concern. Loose shingles, or missing ones, not only create a breeding ground for mold and bacteria, but they also give squirrels, raccoons, or other pests a chance to find their way into your home through your attic. This creates yet another opening for leaks and disrupts your home.
Get a Free Inspection by Amstill Roofing in Houston
Because these problems easily arise in the spring, we recommend you first contact us for a free roof inspection. We will thoroughly examine your siding, roof, gutters, downspouts, and may suggest inspecting your attic as well. This way we’ll be able to see how much damage needs to be repaired.