With over 30 years of experience in the industry, our pros at Divine Roofing, Inc. have been around long enough to see some real horror stories. The fact of the matter is that even if you don’t think it can happen to you, even a well-constructed roof can experience a disaster—which is why it’s so important to be prepared for one. Keep reading to learn more about when bad things happen to good roofs and what you can do about it from our skilled experts at Divine Roofing. Inc.
The Top 3 Types of Roofing Horror Stories
- Ponding Water & Major Leaks: Everyone knows that roof leaks are bad, and most homeowners will even deal with some small leaking in their roof if they live in the same house long enough. What’s more dangerous, however, is ponding. Both flat and steep roofs can experience this issue, where water sits, or “ponds” on the roof for a long period of time. This creates a greater chance the roof will crack and degrade over the years, eventually causing major leaks, or even larger roof collapses. To prevent this from happening, check that your drains and gutters are clear at all times, and make sure your roof is installed with a taper, so there are no problem spots where water can accumulate. A roof inspection can help ensure your roof is in good condition, and may also help you detect unseen water damage.
- Blow Offs: As crazy it is to witness, it is possible for roofs to literally blow off of a house. This tends to happen because of problem areas around chimneys and pipes, or because an object has penetrated your roof and made it looser and more vulnerable. To prevent this from happening, the most important thing you can do is to make sure your roof has properly cured at the seams, so it is not exposed to excessive rain and wind. And if parts of your roof have broken off, call for professional roof replacement before a storm rolls in and you have no choice. This is especially important if you live in a part of the country that regularly experiences severe weather. Speaking of which…
- Tree Branches, Hail & Other Debris: Storm and hail damage is no joke. A severe storm can puncture your roof with hail, cause trees to fall down on it, or even blow up other materials that may create holes in the structure. Moreover, storms can contribute to other kinds of roof damage in the future—like the damage mentioned on this list. This is why it is extremely important to hire a roofer that provides reliable storm damage repair. Even if you are not sure your roofing system needs it, you may want to give us a call, as it is better to be safe than sorry in the long run.
How to Choose a Roofer When a Catastrophe Happens
If your roof has experienced a disaster, there are a few key things you should look for when hiring a roofer. First, make sure the service provider you hire is certified, like our GAF Master Elite®-certified pros at Divine Roofing, Inc. You’ll also want to hire a company that can assist you with the insurance process, as receiving full compensation on your claim following a roofing catastrophe can be difficult without an expert on your side. Luckily at Divine Roofing, Inc., we not only offer claims support, but also financing options and warranties, because it’s important to know that your new roof is built to last. But perhaps the most critical part of hiring a roofing provider in the wake of a disaster is finding a company that is trusted across your community—just like our well-reviewed roofers at Divine Roofing, Inc.!