Unexpected Damage That Can Happen to Your Roof

by | Feb 19, 2018 | Construction and Maintenance

We all know that the roofs of our homes can be damaged by things like hail, water leaks and fallen tree limbs. However, many roofs get damaged every year by other things, many of which may never even cross your mind. Bolingbrook IL roofing contractors here at Showalter Roofing have years of experience dealing with these kinds of unexpected damages:

Animal Damage
Animals like squirrels, raccoons, birds and others may be cute, but while they share your yard and the area around your home, they can cause extensive damage to your roofing system. They can chew holes in shingles and flash, and they can make nests in cracks and crevasses of your roof.  The damage can be minor, but it can quickly grow as the seasons pass and your roof is exposed to the elements!

Brick Masonry Deterioration
When masonry work is older, chances are it was not sealed and as a result it will absorb moisture. This can lead to the disintegration of structures like the chimney. Sometimes tuckpointing, a process of resealing the mortar will fix the problem, but in other cases a removal and reinstallation of the entire structure is needed to ensure the rest of the roof is not compromised or damaged.

Clogged Gutters
Clogged gutters may not seem like a big deal. We all have seen them, and we likely have all let it happen to ours. Gutters should be cleaned out at least twice a year, because there is a lot that can happen when dirt, leaves, and debris build up to where it becomes too heavy for your gutters to handle. If your gutters become too clogged, they will not drain properly.

Call us today at Showalter Roofing to see what our Bolingbrook IL roofing contractors can do for you!

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