Recognizing what threatens your home is crucial to protecting the entire structure. Your roof is your main line in defense against harsh weather conditions. So, making sure it is taken care of and in good condition can save you money, time, and hassle in the future. Even if your roof is brand new, the St. Louis storms could have done major damage to it.
One in five people have storm damage to their home. Are you comfortable with that number? Could you be the “one” and not know it? What happens if you are and you let the damage go untreated? Well, it’s pretty much the same as having a cavity and not knowing or not caring. It doesn’t go away. Pretty soon you’ll need a root canal or maybe an entire cap. However, if you would have taken care of the problem before it escalated, a little filling is all you’d need.
Now you may ask, how do I know if I have storm damage? Well, that’s what we are here for. Even if you don’t choose to use Olneya for your exterior restoration, we would hope you would hire a local, upstanding, insured company to do the initial inspection and treat the problem. We have trained inspectors to go over your entire home and explain the process of filing an insurance claim to you. A quality restoration company will go over your policy with you to see what kind of plan you have and what is/isn’t covered. Educating the homeowner through the process is part of our job.
Knowing what can threaten your roof can be a crucial element to knowing if you need our services. Sun, heat, walking on the roof, high winds, moisture, and extreme weather conditions, such as snow, ice, rain, and (most importantly) hail, can all deteriorate your shingles. Some of these elements can be taken care of with proper attic ventilation and replacing loose shingles. However, it’s important to have an expert inspect the roof and make sure it can withstand the harsh winters seen in the St. Louis area. There’s little we can do for our leaky roof once winter hits, and that leak can lead to horrible damage to your walls and ceilings. Just to put it in perspective, St. Louis experienced one of the worst storm seasons in over a decade this year. To make that worse, we are entering what is predicted to be one of the worst winters in a long time. These two factors greatly increase the chance the average homeowner may qualify for a new roof before winter.
Knowing what can cause major damage to your roof is important. Recognizing what threatens your home is the first step to fixing any potential issues. For further questions, contact a local restoration company for an inspection today.