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Can SERVPRO Help Me Repair My Leaky Old Roof?

9/26/2022 (Permalink)

Roof shingles Can SERVPRO Help Me Repair My Leaky Old Roof?

Can SERVPRO Help Me Repair My Leaky Old Roof?

Your roof is one of the most critical parts of your Hermitage/Donelson home or business. It protects you and your belongings from wet weather, falling branches, flying debris, heat, and sun. You will want to take protective steps to ensure that the roof of your Nashville home stays in tip-top shape, even when it’s old.

What Are The Most Important Steps To Maintain My Leaky Older Roof? 

  • Maintenance. The number one way to prevent damage to your roof and home is to perform regular maintenance. Replace loose and missing shingles right away. It would help if you routinely caulked around pipes and vents. Exposed metal will rust and deteriorate, so ensure those areas get painted or treated before this occurs. A damaged roof can quickly become a huge issue, allowing water to intrude into every part of your home or business and cause water damage. Inspecting your roof before and after bad weather will help you maintain its condition. 
  • Trees and shrubs. Vegetation that overhangs your building should be trimmed back periodically, especially if some seem weak or have become a nuisance. Falling branches can damage a roof during inclement weather. If a tree or large shrub seems unstable, it might be time to have it completely removed for future safety concerns. 
  • Gutters. Remove leaves, dirt, and debris from your gutters to avoid water damage from backed-up rain. Rain spouts can pull away from the building if they are overloaded or clogged with water and waste, damaging the corners of the roof and exterior walls. Prevention is always a good idea and can save you time and trouble. 

What Do I Do If My Hermitage/Donelson Roof Becomes Damaged?

If you have experienced significant damage to your older roof, it may start to leak. Here are some ways that a professional restoration company can help you recover:

  • Professional Help. Call a professional restoration company like SERVPRO if you see curled or buckled shingles during your maintenance inspections. If shingles are missing, replace them right away to avoid leaks and future water damage. Water stains in the attic are a tell-tale sign that you might need a new roof; higher-than-average energy bills often tell the same story.
  • Unpleasant Odors. When leaks and flooding happen due to a leaky roof, you can end up with unpleasant odors that can be difficult to eradicate. We excel at odor removal and deodorization!
  • Structural Assessment. SERVPRO can come to your Hermitage/Donelson home or business and assess any damage that may have occurred. We’ll advise you on your next steps if any damage is found and help you return to normal immediately. 

Anytime your Nashville home or business experiences a disaster, large or small, SERVPRO of Hermitage/Donelson can be onsite immediately to help you recover quickly. Our technicians are highly trained, and we offer 24-hour service

Call us at (615) 885 3906 or contact us online for assistance.

This franchise is independently owned and operated. 

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