Severe storms, heavy rain, and tornadoes all present risks to your roof. Water damage can take its toll on your roof—and eventually the rest of your home—if left unattended. Water damage compounds over time, especially during humid weather or frequent storms. Improper roofing ventilation can also exacerbate water damage, fostering mildew or mold growth in your attic and moss growth on your roof.
The key to making the decision about re-roofing your home or repairing the water-damaged area lies in the extent of the damage itself. The first step is to have your roof inspected by an experienced roofing company. If your roof is damaged to an extent that it is no longer structurally sound, it will need to be replaced.
- Replace the Roof
Unfortunately, by the time many homeowners spot the signs of water damage inside their home, the roof is already compromised to an extent that it should be replaced. Discolored ceilings and walls and saturated insulation in your attic are signs that water damage has already compromised the structural integrity of your roof.
- Repair the Roof
Isolated water damage, on the other hand, can often be rectified with roof repairs. If you have had repairs performed for similar damage in a similar area, you may have a problem with roof ventilation as well. Proper ventilation will allow moisture to escape and prevent potential damage in the future.
To determine the best course of action for your roof, contact Fessler Home Improvement & Construction at (615) 217-4907. We can inspect your roof to determine the extent of water damage and help you understand if replacement or repairs are necessary. We also offer other home improvement services to the residents of Murfreesboro, including gutter replacement and remodeling services.