Has your home been hit with a lot of rain lately?

If so, it may have problems that you may not even be aware of! Roof damage doesn’t just occur when your roof flies off or caves in! It can have moisture damage, leaking and blistering that aren’t always readily noticeable. Damage doesn’t even necessarily have to be from a rain or wind storm either.

6 Common Roof Culprits

Homeowners and commercial building owners are well aware of some conditions that wreak havoc on their roofs, but other sources get less attention. Here is a list of some of the top causes of roof damage:

Rain storms. Hail and heavy rains pound on roofs knocking holes in them and damaging shingles, often to the point they leak, inside and/or outside.

Wind. Wind can shake shingles lose and a huge gust can even blow an entire roof off.

Age. Roofs start to come apart and leak once they hit a certain age. Eventually, an old roof will need to be replaced entirely.

Snow. Snow not only weathers a roof so that it cracks and curls, but it can also sit on top of the roof, causing a weak roof to literally cave in.

Moss and Algae. Given the right, moist conditions, moss and algae can begin to grow on a roof. Over time, they put pressure on the roof and compromise the entire structure and can breed mold and mildew as well.

Lack of ventilation. If a roof isn’t properly ventilated, it can sweat and retain moisture which can cause problems such as mold, mildew and peeling.

Objects of Disaffection

When high winds kick in, it is generally the debris in the air that causes the most damage to a roof. Tornados are hard on roofs and can shear them right off, but it is more common for destruction to be caused from things flying in the air. Trees shade roofs and can be a real help since extreme heat can cause roofs to weather and shingles to curl. Trees can also be hard on roofs because in the wind, the branches can scrape back and forth on them. During wind and rain storms, entire branches and limbs may break off and fall onto the roof.

Professional Inspection

Although curling and missing shingles, leaks discoloration of your roof is a good sign there is a problem, many roof problems cannot be detected by merely looking at it. You need a trained professional in order to know for sure. At 5 Star Roofing & Restoration roofing company, Birmingham, we will not only assess your roof, we’ll do it for free.

Who We Are

Established in 1973, 5 Star Roofing & Restoration in Birmingham is a company of integrity. We make sure the job is done right and we guarantee that it will be. We carry $1,000,000 worth of insurance coverage to put you at ease. We also have a NO LEAK GUARANTEE and a labor warranty as well. Our roofing team are professional with decades of experience under their belts. They are energetic, courteous and will go to whatever lengths necessary to ensure your property is protected during the process and that every nail is picked up upon completion. Our company has been on top of roofing needs in the area for decades and have many noteworthy customers in the area such as:

-Associated Grocers

– Ft. Rucker Army Housing

-Retail Shopping Centers

-Thomas Jefferson Hotel

-Brown Marx Tower in Downtown Birmingham

-Thousands of Homes

We service residential and commercial buildings. We work with storm and wind damage, as well as restoration and new installation. No job is too small and none is too large. We work on a wide variety of roof types.

The Best of the Best

The materials we use are top-quality and come with manufacturer’s warranties. We use cutting-edge technology and have the latest tools and knowledge to ensure you get the most up-to-date service and supplies possible.

Other Services

We are a jack of many trades. Do you have gutter issues? We do a wide variety of gutter services! We also install insulation. Got window issues? We replace windows too! And if it’s siding you need, we’ve got you covered on that as well.

Other Locations

Birmingham isn’t the only location we work in. We service other areas too like Hoover, Homewood, McCalla, Mountain Brook, Vestavia, and Inverness.

Get a FREE quote or Assessment Today

Do you need a roofing company in Birmingham that you can trust to repair or restore your roof? Or, perhaps you need a new roof installed. We are on top of your roofing needs, are bonded and insured and will treat you with the upmost respect. Call or contact us online now for a free quote or assessment. You’ll be glad you did.