The strength of water combined with time and wind can overcome the most well built roofs in Baton Rouge. Water, seemingly unthreatening, can wash away 5 tons of soil per acre in just one storm. It has carved landscapes like the Grand Canyon and debilitated great cities like New Orleans, Baton Rouge, Denham Springs and Walker. Your roof, like the Grand Canyon, can be a victim of water and storm damage. Have an experience roofing contractor Baton Rouge inspect your Baton Rouge roof.
A roof protects your family from the extremes of weather, but if left unchecked, it can develop wear and tear that leads to leaks, rotten wood, and insect infestations as well as interior damage like sheetrock and carpeting. A few problem areas to watch and have checked on a regular interval is your shingles, roof flashings, gutters, fascia and soffit. These areas are a major cause of damage to homes. I have roofed homes in Baton Rouge, Hammond, Covington, Mandeville, Denham Springs and Slidell and I run into the same problems in every area. Shingles that have been used for too many years and that are past their service life and have caused a roof leak. If a roof leak is not addressed in a timely manner the next damage will be the roof decking and on to the fascia and eventually the soffit. A small leak and simple roof repair that would have been a reasonable cost can quickly turn into a major roof repair and cost the homeowner thousands to repair.
Your shingles, like a shell, cover the wood of your roof. Overtime, shingles may curl or shift out of place, exposing the inner layer of your roof. If kept in check, many problems your roof may face are covered.
Flashing is the material that covers the “exhaust pipes” leaving your home. These vents filter and pull unclean air out of your home and into the air outside. If there is a fault in your flashing, it must be fixed as soon as possible.
It’s simple, Gutters need to be cleaned out monthly. A result of clogged gutters can be mildew or defective drainage.
The boards of the edges of your roof are called fascia. The elements can easily damage these corners. Along with the other roofing problems, this can lead to water leakage.
The area underneath the edges of your roof are especially susceptible to creatures looking for a cozy home. This is an easy entry point for most animals. If your roofing company does their job right, it won’t be easy.
Your roofing company should take into account the above and keep the most likely problem areas in check. With their effort and routine checkups, your home should be safe and dry, just like your roof.