We know, life gets busy and sometimes your home repair to-do list becomes a to-do-later list! While it is okay to put off certain repairs, there are a few areas of your home repair list that need to be addressed right away. Roof repair is one of the items that should always be a top priority.
There is an argument to be made for stating that your roof is the most important element of your home. You need a secure and sturdy roof to keep you, your family, and your possessions safe and dry. Also, a damaged roof can lead to damage in the other parts of your house. A leaky roof can allow water to enter your home leading to mold and deterioration. Plus, roof damage can allow room for animals or insects to invade your home and we all know how damaging that can be!
If any of these items are on your to-do list, take care of them immediately!
- Curled, buckled, missing, or torn shingles – High winds, hail, driving rain, and ice can cause damage to shingles. Inspect your shingles frequently and replace as needed.
- Damaged flashing – The flashing is a metallic material that surrounds vents, chimneys, skylights, and covers angled areas of the roof where they join. This important item prevents seepage of water along roof joints. When you are inspecting your shingles, look over the flashing as well!
- Fallen debris – Debris on a roof can cause some pretty significant problems to your roofing system if not removed promptly. Roof debris can lead to leaks, roof rot, and can even be a fire hazard. Don’t delay on removing these items.
The bottom line is don’t ignore the small problems. In the world of roofs, it takes very little time for a minor issue to become major damage. Northside Tool Rental has the tools and equipment you need to keep up with all the items on your to-do list for your Atlanta area home. Come see us or give us a call, our expert rental professionals are happy to answer any questions you may have