Water is the bane of your home’s roofing; constant exposure to rainwater will gradually strip the protective covering of your roof’s shingles and even physically batter them when powered up by strong winds. But your roof isn’t the only part of your home that’s susceptible to water damage. Read on as Universal Roofing and Exteriors discusses what other parts of the home can cause water damage if left unattended.
If your roof is already experiencing water and moisture damage, it’s likely that your exterior walls are too. We recommend hiring us for siding installation, especially after you’ve recently experienced a storm. The siding we use is highly resistant to water damage, and can even resist strong winds from storms.
Siding also helps boost your home’s frontage and curb appeal and doesn’t need reapplying like paint. So if you haven’t yet, we suggest switching to siding to better protect your home.
Clogged Gutter System
Your gutters are responsible for diverting water away from your home. The debris and dirt that water carries will eventually accumulate in the gutter system, and this will eventually prevent it from diverting rain water properly.
Blockage in the gutters can also physically affect the roofing since the water will overflow and hit the roof’s deck board. This is something you don’t want as the deck is where the shingles are set onto, and water exposure will eventually wear it down.
Water Damage on the Foundation
When your roofing is in disrepair, the water will eventually leak into the house’s foundations. Standing water is deadly since it constantly exposes the foundation, eventually wearing it down and compromising the structure of your home. If you want to prevent this from happening, we suggest you have us work on your roofing as soon as possible.
You can count on our roofer to help you bolster your home’s defenses to water damage. Give us a call at (317) 376-1212 for more information on our services. We offer roofing and siding installation throughout Indianapolis and Carmel, IN, as well as other parts of Indiana.