Columbus, OH (PRWEB) February 13, 2011
This winter may have taken a toll on a home’s exterior. Atlas Roof and Exteriors is one of only a few companies to offer free, no obligation roof inspections. A contingency agreement is not required.
When a neighborhood has been hit hard by severe storms an inspection is recommended at the first sign of trouble. Severe storms can produce hail, wind, ice, fallen limbs and heavy rains. All of these elements can contribute to a weakening roof. A weak roof may not hold up during the next storm causing even greater damage. If the surface of the shingle is damaged it will likely expose the asphalt layer. UV rays from the sun can then cause disintegration of the shingles and, over time, the life of the roof is compromised.
Roofing shingles are not the only problems that arise from storm damage. It is important to be aware of clogged or improperly installed gutters, flue pipes inside of a chimney, improperly installed or defective siding and windows are among other common causes of roof leaks. Most of the time, the leak can be repaired if you catch it early enough. If damage goes unnoticed and is not taken care of it right away, a roof replacement may be necessary.
Much of the severe storm weather occurs during the winter months and, therefore, that is when most of the damage is done. Winter roof maintenance is not ideal, but there are products and circumstances that allow for successful roof repair any time of year. Atlas Roof and Exteriors has a special process for cold weather installation. And, Atlas guarantees that shingles will hold up.
Taking the necessary steps toward repair is essential. It is important to be aware of what occurred and evaluate potential damage. A specialist in the area of roof maintenance can determine if damage has occurred and has the capabilities for roofing repairs. There is a strong possibility that home insurance will cover the cost of the repairs and companies like Atlas Roof and Exteriors can assist in this process.
Atlas Roof and Exteriors was founded in 2003 by two long time industry professionals, bringing over 30 years of experience in the trade. In addition to roofing, Atlas Roof and Exteriors offers a complete line of exterior services and products including: a full line of replacement windows, garage doors and openers, vinyl and aluminum siding, gutters, concrete masonry work, stucco work, and stone work.
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