Lowcountry Roofing: Quality Roofer in Charleston SC
Severe storms can be a major factor of the degradation of any type of roof. Charleston roofing is not a stranger to the effects of severe weather, having to withstand hurricanes and storms on a regular basis. As a primary part of its care, a roof should always be inspected when a storm is imminent and after the storm to ensure proper upkeep and no damage to a home. The following are signs to look for surrounding a severe storm.
The most obvious sign of a problem with a roof is in the attic. Light shafts will come through the roof and can be seen in the attic during the day with the lights off. These light shafts mean there might be a hole in the roof if they are not intentional. During severe weather, these holes can leak and cause water damage in the home. On top of that, the holes can grow larger as they present a weak spot in the roof. When the holes grow, they damage more of the roof and lead to expensive repairs. Any signs of light shafts in a roof should not be taken lightly, and a contractor should be called immediately.
Degradation on the shingles themselves is another sign of advanced wear to a roof.