The summer heat can do some damage to your roof. It results in cracking the sealant around the vents and the chimneys as well as the skylights. This will allow water to get onto the underlayment and rot it. Then the water has an easy access to the home and more than just the attic. There are newly developed high tech materials which can provide longer lasting sealing and much more durable sealing.
The sun can cause a disruption to the effectiveness of the leak barrier and to the roof cap shingles. Often these need to be replaced to prevent a lot of water from entering the attic. The starter row of shingles may be blown up by the wind and then water gets underneath them and begins to rot the area. Roofing in San Antonio can recommend a source for looking at this condition and making suggestions for repairs.
Some asphalt shingles will have the edges curled up which allows water to get underneath the shingles. Overtime, this condition will result in the destruction of the shingles and possibly result in rotting the wood underlayment. Shingles can become loose because they were not nailed down properly and the result is a path for water to enter. The objective is to make certain that every shingle is in place and held there by the proper amount of nails which are placed correctly.
Roofing San Antonio can recommend a company to inspect the roof for needed repairs and make the repairs. Another concern they will look at are the gutters. If the gutters are not secured tight against the fascia, then water can get down the exterior walls and into the basement where it will eventually work its way onto the basement floor. This is very often unnoticed until a lot of black mold forms. When these mold spores start to spread throughout the house they can cause serious illness. By the time this condition is noticed, it is likely the basement walls have been damaged by the water.
The attic ceiling and roof supports should be inspected for signs of water damage which would not be noticeable from the roof. Often, the water will follow a roof support and then run down the interior walls until it reaches a spot where it begins to soak through the wall board. The Roof Doctor can find these water damaged areas in the attic and on the walls.
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