Mar , 2014

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Roof Repairs in Aurora Can Be Made By Highly Experienced Roofers

The roof is the most vulnerable part of your home to problems you cannot see until it is too late. Water leaking into the attic will cause black mold, and the water can run down behind the walls causing more black mold. Black mold is a serious health hazard. If your roof is a few years old, then it most likely has spots which need repairing. The roof repairs in Aurora can get the help you need.

One of the first areas to look at is the flashing which surrounds any item using an opening in the roof to function such as vents and a chimney. Weather and age causes this material to crack and then water has an easy path to the attic. There are some high-tech sealers on the market which will form a more permanent seal. IL weather can be rough on the flashing.

Another area of the roof needing repair is usually the ridge cap shingles since they cover a large opening to act as a vent. If these shingles blow up or off,the water will have an easy path into the attic.  Shingles can be a problem elsewhere on the roof. If the shingles are not nailed down properly, then the wind can lift them up allowing the wind to blow water under the shingles and begin the process of rotting the underlayment. Shingles can also curl up and this has the effect of allowing water to enter under the shingles. The Shingles may not have been nailed down properly and this will allow shingles to blow off or blow out of position. This condition does not provide the protection a roof needs. If a lot of shingle granules are missing, then then shingles need to be replaced. The roof repairs in Aurora has a roofer who can replace any or all of the shingles.

There are many areas of the roof where a roof inspector will see problems and one of these is the leak barrier which is in the shape of a V made of shingles which adjoins the dormer roof with the roof covering the balance of the house.

The starter strip at the roofs edge must be as secure as when it was installed. If it isn’t, this is the path where the wind can get the most rain into your home. Contact Showalter Roofing for more information.

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