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Types of Roof Damage by Rodents

What kind of roof damage can rodents and other animals cause?

Even a true animal lover will agree that animals do not belong on your roof or in your attic. Not only do they leave behind unsanitary messes and expensive damage to your roofing system, but they can also be injured by electrical wires, metal nails and screws and other man-made items.

Homeowners can take some measures themselves to prevent animals from entering their attic or house through their roof. However, sometimes, it is best to hire professionals to prevent this even from happening or to repair the damage they leave behind.

Because rats, squirrels, birds and raccoons are often uninvited guests, they cause some damage breaking into your home through the roof. One common entry point is the soffits. It provides the perfect protection from predators and severe weather. They can chew through or tear open the soffits to gain entry to the [...]

By |May 20th, 2015|Roof Maintenance|

Top 10 Causes of Roof Damage

Top 10 Causes of Roof Damage
While the roof of our home is an important part of life, we rarely give it a close look. We may not notice there’s a problem until something goes wrong. It’s a good idea to know what causes damage to a roof so even if you can’t get up there to inspect it first hand, you’ll be aware of what may create a potential problem.

Tree limbs from nearby trees may fall onto the roof due to wind, heavy rain or hurricanes. If the tree limb is weakened by disease it might not take much for it to snap. It’s a good idea to inspect the trees around your home and remove any branches that may cause a problem.
Those same trees may cause a build up of debris on the roof as well, especially in the valleys created by dormers or roof extensions. Leaves, sticks [...]

By |May 19th, 2015|Roof Maintenance|

The Importance of a Roof Inspection

Why Have a Professional Roof Inspection?
A roof inspection is one of those preventative maintenance jobs that’s easy to overlook.
Please don’t.
Add a once-a-year reminder on your calendar to call Roof Leak Patrol® at (941) 474-ROOF (7663) to have your roof professionally inspected with a  21-point roof inspection.
Why?
Because the hidden costs of a roof leak can be tremendous.

Preventing large roofing expenses by repairing small roof issues before they become huge problems is the smartest way to go – not only to protect and extend the life of the roof itself, but also to protect all your valuables and living spaces located under your roof.

Regular do-it-yourself roof check-ups
On a more regular basis or after a severe weather event, it doesnt hurt to take a look at your own roof yourself. If you’re afraid of heights, don’t worry. You can do a quick roof inspection from the ground using a pair of binoculars.

Or, [...]

By |May 19th, 2015|Roof Maintenance|

The Hidden Cost of a Roof Leak

The Hidden Cost of a Roof Leak
Roofing systems are assets, and roofs have a finite life expectancy. Life spans have ranged widely from as little as five years to documented cases of 50 years or more. However, most membrane roofing systems will be replaced or can expect significant renovation in less than 20 years.

Few people would purchase a new car and not change the oil to protect their major investment. Unfortunately, once an investment is made in a roof system, the roof is out of sight and is unlikely to get much thought until there is a problem. By then, damage to the roof may be extensive.

Interior roof leaks can also result in other expenses and legal exposures to your company (commercial roof repairs) that can be at least as costly (if not more) than the cost of roof repairs and roof maintenance.

This only cheats you out of [...]

By |May 19th, 2015|Roof Maintenance|