Understanding 3 Different Types of Roofing Damage

 


Your roof is susceptible to wear and tear from everyday use, as well as from major storm damage from bad weather events like hurricanes and hail. When it comes to repairing roof damage both big and small, the experts at Superior Roofing Company are here to help. They have been serving the residents and business owners of Buckhead, Dunwoody, Lilburn, and Sandy Springs for over 28 years. Whether it’s hurricane damage, water, mold, or old age, there’s no repair job they haven’t tackled. Here are just some of the most common forms of roof damage they’ve experienced over the years.  


Insurance companies classify damage caused by weather and natural disasters as an “act of God.” Hail is one type of weather event that can cause catastrophic damage to your roof, punching through the shingles as well as the wood backing. Hurricanes, tornadoes, and high winds can also do catastrophic damage to your roof and your home.


Water and mold damage can be the result of a natural weather event like a hailstorm or a hurricane. However, they’re also caused by leaking or loose plumbing fixtures. Water soaks into the wood beams, making them more susceptible to rot and mold. Mold and excess water will cause your shingles to crack and curl, compromising the wood underneath.


Age is another natural type of damage; it’s the accumulation of year and years of weather, wear, and neglect. Most roofs are designed to last between 25-30 years before they need to be replaced.


Regular maintenance can help protect your roof from minor damage, but when it comes to preventing or repairing catastrophic damage, consult your local roofing experts. Contact the professionals at Superior Roofing Company today for an annual inspection of your roof and more damage prevention tips.