How to Avoid a Roof Collapse
I’m sure y’all agree that having your roof collapse would be an unexpected nightmare!
Did you know that a collapse can happen during any time of the year? Heavy snow, or moisture from rain or sleet, could be absorbed into the roof, and then the unthinkable can happen. To avoid a disaster, it is best to make sure your roof is in good condition to withstand the elements.
Flat roofs and lower sloped roofs tend to be at greater risk because they will accumulate larger amounts of precipitation. To avoid a problem in the future, major warning signs should be addressed immediately by contacting us. Those signs include:
- Sagging sections of exterior shingles or interior ceiling.
- Severe/repeated leakage
- Cracks in the exterior masonry
- Bends, ripples or deformities in the roof supports, framing or structure
- Sprinkler heads that have dropped below ceiling tiles
- Doors or windows that are difficult to open or pop open on their own
- Bent or bowed utility pipes or conduits at ceiling
Regular maintenance and inspection of your roof will help you identify any type of roof damage and prevent a collapse if fixed in a timely manner. Some preventative maintenance tips include removing debris, mold and algae accumulation, which can hold moisture and keeping drains, gutters and downspouts clear of leaves, dirt and debris so that drains can flow freely. Be sure to have roof problems repaired when they are discovered to prevent further damage.
Should you notice any of the warning signs described above, contact American Cowboy Roofing for a free consultation. As a trusted contractor with over 50 years’ experience, a Virginia Class A license, and a Certified CertainTeed ShingleMaster, we will give you an honest expert roof evaluation and quote. Call American Cowboy Roofing and you too will be saying YAHOO!
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