Regular inspection, maintenance, and repair work on the roof are very important because what might be minor issues at the start could turn into something much worse over time. ABCLocal.Go.com writer Demond Fernandez tells a story that further proves that point. In his article, he writes how an apartment in Texas ended up with a collapsed roof and disgruntled tenants as the property management hasn’t done anything about a leak that began on November 2012 and had turned into a disaster by January 2013.
Roof repair is a fight against time, and the sooner you fix something the less serious the situation becomes. What the property management could have done is hire experts on commercial or residential roofing in Houston, TX like those from Live Oak Construction right away to have them conduct an inspection and perform the necessary repairs.
Leaks take a lot of time to form. They usually originate from smaller damages like cracks and dents on the shingles of the roof, and water could eventually seep through them and into the underlayment, trusses, and rafters, and finally pool up enough to cause a problem. When the water builds up under the shingles, it could start compromising the integrity of the roofing system.
When worse comes to worst, the supporting components of the roof could start rotting and eventually lead to its collapse, which is what happened to the den of a couple living in the apartment in Baytown. Now with a hole in their ceiling, they keep putting buckets in the room to capture leaks, and their carpet has since been destroyed.
While repairing the structural issues in the Baytown apartment can be done, preventive measures could have been a lot easier. Houston, TX residential roofing experts could have gone up the roof, found the damaged shingles, checked the flashing, and replaced and patched up whatever damages were present.
If the damage is really extensive, then roof replacement may be necessary. Although this could seem expensive, doing so could avoid even more drastic situations, such as having to abandon your home and searching for a new one.