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What To Do About Roof Water Damage

1/27/2021 (Permalink)

home flooded by upstairs or roof damage - woman holding bucket while water leaking from ceiling in kitchen Things like heavy rains, storms, and any type of adverse weather can reduce the life of a roof or require repairs along the way to keep it functioning

Homeowners know expensive roof repairs and replacement can be. When looking to buy a new home, one of the first questions asked is often the age of the roof. Different roofs typically last different lengths of time. Generally, asphalt shingle/composition roofs last around 20 years, fiber cement shingles last around 25 years, and wood shake roofs last around 30 years. Since it can cost tens of thousands of dollars to replace a roof, it is important for homeowners to keep their roofs in the best shape possible.

Things like heavy rains, storms, and any type of adverse weather can reduce the life of a roof or require repairs along the way to keep it functioning. Some of the most common signs of water damage on your roof include:

  • Ceiling is discolored
  • Mold begins to grow in rings
  • Smelly odors coming from the walls
  • The texture of the flooring begins to change
  • Water begins to accumulate

Roof damage signs throw people off at times, since they often appear in places other than the roof. For instance, you may have roof damage but the issue appears on the ceilings, floors, attic, walls, around home appliances, or even along the home’s exterior or foundation. The most important thing to know about roof water damage is the need to act quickly. If left untreated, roof water damage repair can become extremely costly as the fallout reaches different areas of the home.

If roof water damage is discovered in your home, it is extremely important to take specific safety measures. First, catch any dripping water with buckets. Then, determine whether or not the leak is coming from the roof. Next, talk to a roofer to decide what the next step should be. Finally, reach out to a water damage restoration specialist to address the issues caused by the roof problem.

At SERVPRO of Altamonte Springs / Longwood, our water damage repair and restoration team is highly trained and has many years of experience in restoring a home after roof damage. Contact us today and we will send a team out to get your home back to normal in no time.

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