Water is one of the most significant threats to a home. Almost all of the water that can cause moisture damage comes from rain and snowmelt. Because the roofing system serves as a shield to protect the rest of your home from all the water, you need to make sure that it itself can withstand moisture damage. We can provide the following residential roofing services to make sure your roof stays water-resistant.
1. Regular Cleanup
Moisture damage usually happens when water stays too long on the roofing system. The roof normally does a good job of shedding water, but debris like branches and leaves can prevent water from flowing down the gutter. Our roofing experts can perform regular cleanups to make sure that debris won’t cause unnecessary water buildup that could lead to more roofing problems later on.
2. Inspecting and Resealing Seams
The roof’s surface should serve as an impenetrable barrier to water runoff, but even the smallest gaps found in roof seams can allow water to seep past the shingles and underlayment. A visual inspection of the roof from the ground won’t allow you to spot less conspicuous signs of gaps in your roofs. However, you can have more experienced local roofing contractors like us go up your roof to check and – if necessary – reseal any gaps that they can find.
3. Better Insulation
Water damage doesn’t exclusively come from above the roof surface. In some cases, poorly maintained attic insulation can cause condensation to occur from underneath the roofing system, which is more vulnerable to moisture damage. Our team can perform an inspection of the insulation and recommend the necessary options to have it dealt with as soon as possible while also fixing any damage that might have already been done by moisture buildup.
4. Replacing Older Components
Over time, some components of your roofing system can deteriorate and reduce your roof’s ability to resist moisture damage. You can have a professional roofing company like us check if you need to replace flashing strips or reapply a fresh layer of caulking. If there are too many components that have to be replaced, we may also recommend completely replacing your roof.
With our help, you can improve your roof’s water resistance to protect the rest of your home. WaterpROOFessional Roofing is the leading provider of roofing services in Champaign, IL. Call us at (217) 280-8331, or fill out this contact form to request an estimate.