leaking roof problems

Memphis Roofing Contractors Take the Fear Out Of Going To The Attic

In most scary movies something bad usually happens when someone goes down into the basement. In real life the problems are more likely lurking in your attic. If your attic is like most homes it is full of old Christmas decorations, kids old toys, suitcases and outdated furniture. That’s not the scary part of the attic though.

The really frightening part of the attic can be found by closely examining the roofing decking that is probably visible when you look up. If you see water stains where rain has been dripping through you may have a real horror on your hands. Being Memphis roofing contractors we find ourselves up in attics quite often. That’s usually the best way to determine the point of a leak in your ceiling.

While in the attic we often see the tell tale signs of damage from many years of rain leaking neglect. The rain leaking through your roofing causes a couple of problems.

First, the water soaks into the insulation in your attic and breaks down it’s effectiveness. This causes higher utility costs. It makes your house hotter in the summer and colder in the winter.

The second problem with water dripping in your attic is MOLD. Mold is nasty. Mold can make you and your family sick. Once mold forms it continues to grow and grow. Mold is one of the major cause of respiratory infections and allergy problems.

Have you been in your attic lately? Do you hear a drip, drip, drip after it rains? As Memphis roofing contractors we not only install new roofs but we also help your current roof last longer. The easiest way to determine if you have a leaking roof is to call us for a free roof inspection at 901-867-0303.

We will examine every inch of your roof to make sure you don’t have broken shingles, nail pops, wind damaged shingles, and missing shingles. These are all knows causes of roof leaks. We will also inspect the flashing around your chimney, and your vent pipe boots. We carefully examine the valleys because 90% of the time if you have a leak in your roof it is most likely coming from a leak in your valley.

We also examine your rain gutters to make sure they working correctly. Faulty rain gutters can cause terrible damage to your eves and fascia, and can be the cause of leaking in your home.

If we determine that you have a leaking roof we document the problem area. We then give you the opportunity to either have the roof repaired or if the problem areas are severe you’ll have the option to contact your insurance company.

We will help you every step of the way. If you do need a new roof and it is determined that your leaking problem is due to storm damage we will help you schedule an appointment with your insurance adjuster. We don’t stop there. We will also be there with your insurance adjuster to make sure they are aware of every area on your roof that is experiencing problems.

We want to be your Memphis roofing contractor and we do everything we can to earn your business.