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Water Damage to Roofing

8/18/2016 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of N. Ft. Myers / Punta Gorda

Roofing and Water Damage 

During storms with heavy winds and rain, many homes are tested in their structural stability and building materials. One part of the home commonly damaged in a storm is the roof, which is in many cases composed of materials which easily come off or sustain damage during a storm. Worse, in some cases, the removal of these roofs can cause significant water damage to the structure below. Ultimately, not all roofs are created equal, and we have seen that many roofs sustain much more damage than others during a storm. Here's what you can expect from your roof, should it sustain damage.

Tile Roofs

Probably the most common type of roofing on American homes, it is also the most commonly damaged. Roof tiles are often blown off with heavy winds, and depending on the build of the home, can expose the interior below to water damage in Fort Myers. These roofs are often the first to go during a hurricane or tornado, as well, although, are fairly strong at waterproofing where heavy winds are absent.

Metal Roofing

Possibly the strongest variety of roofing material, metal roofing holds up well in heavy winds and rain. This roofing material is also very strong against physical damage, such as falling trees or wind-carried objects. SERVPRO technicians have noticed that this type of roofing is popular with commercial and industrial buildings but is, unfortunately, uncommon among residences due to its poor aesthetic qualities. One form of water damage that is common to this type of roofing, however, is rust and oxidation.

Flat Roofing

Flat roofing can take on moderate amounts of water damage commonly, but serious problems are fairly rare. Small amounts of water pool up on flat roofs and form puddles and possibly some mold growth, but this is typically incorporated into the building design and not a major problem. Most of the time, any issues with water damage will not be visible to the homeowner.

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SERVPRO of N. Ft. Myers / Punta Gorda brings the pain to any water damage restoration job, with experienced technicians and industry-leading equipment. If you require professional service for your water damaged home, call us today at (941) 575-5910.

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