The number one enemy of many of your home’s fixtures is uncontrolled water. Unfortunately, it is also one of the most common elements that your home gets exposed to all year round. High amounts of water and moisture are particularly detrimental to wooden structures as it softens the fibers and accelerates rotting. Composite materials like vinyl are more resistant to the bad effects of water, but they can fall victim to excessive staining caused by dust and dirt deposits that leaking water leaves behind. All these problems could leave you in dire need of a roof repair or, worse, a full replacement.
All roof materials are designed to be water-resistant, and, while performance ratings vary from one type to another, all roofing systems are meant to keep rainwater out. Sometimes, however, problems can occur that can break through the weatherproofing layer. When this happens, water can penetrate the assembly and get inside the wooden rafters and beams that hold the whole structure up. These problems are notably worse during storms, often necessitating an emergency storm damage repair visit from professional roofers.
Not Just the Roof
Without a proper channel for rainwater to flow, the excess water can spill on the ground surrounding your home. This loosens the soil in your foundations and can cause your house to settle prematurely.
Rainwater can also do a number on your landscaping. It can easily erode away your garden’s topsoil, exposing the unsightly bedrock and reducing your curb appeal. Moreover, this erosion can also destroy your prized garden plants, costing you more money in repairs that extend farther than simply your roof.
From superior roofing materials to excellent gutters and siding, our roofing specialists at Brownstone Roofing have you covered. We are your number one resource for all your roofing, siding and gutter needs. Give us a call at (502) 443-9222, or fill out our online contact form to schedule an in-home consultation and request a free estimate today. We serve homeowners in Jeffersonville as well as all neighboring areas in Indiana.