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What are the causes of roof damage and how it can be repaired?

The roof is the most important part of buildings and it protects you from the sun, rain, and snow. The roof is also very important in keeping your homes warm in cold weather and cool in hot weather. A house without proper ventilation will get very hot in summer and will stay cold in winter.

Roofing materials have changed over time from thatch to slate to tiles and now plastic tiles are used extensively for roofs. Roofs can be made from many types of materials such as wood, metal, or concrete blocks. The main function of a roof is to keep water off the building so it doesn't leak into the walls or interior spaces of your home or business.

Causes of roof damage.

Roof damage can be caused by a range of factors, from a tree falling onto your roof to heavy snowfall. Here are some of the most common causes of roof damage:

  • Tree fall or limb breakage - Trees are one of the most common causes of roof damage, especially when they fall onto your home or car. Even a small limb can cause major damage if it lands on your roof. If you find large pieces of bark on your roof after a storm, this is an indication that a tree has fallen onto your home.

  • Heavy snowfall - Heavy snowfalls can cause serious damage to roofs in the form of ice dams and snow drifts. Ice dams form when the snow melts and refreezes on the underside of roofs, causing leaks. Snow drifts occur when the snow melts and refreeze near eaves or drains causing them to sag.

  • Fire - A fire in your attic can be enough to cause serious damage to your roofing materials as well as ventilation systems and insulation in the attic area. If you notice smoke coming from vents in your roofing system or insulation after a fire, call the fire department immediately so they can inspect your home for any remaining fire hazards that may still exist.

How to repair roofs

There are many ways of roof repairs in Sioux Falls. Even if you don't have a lot of experience, you can still do it yourself.

When a roof leaks, it's important to find the source of the leak as quickly as possible. Before you hire a professional, try these DIY methods:

  • Use an ice scraper to loosen up any snow that has built up on your roof. Then use a broom or rake to remove the snow and any other loose debris from around the skylight or chimney.

  • Use shovels or brooms to remove leaves and other debris from around your gutters and downspouts. Make sure you look at your gutter headings and downspouts for any cracks or holes that might be causing water to leak out.

  • If you see something wrong with your gutters, such as a crack in the metal or missing parts that could be causing debris to fall into them, call in a professional immediately! 

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6100 W 41st St, Suite 102, Sioux Falls, South Dakota, 57106 

(605) 988-6323

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