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Maintenance of a Hialeah area home roof is extremely important as they are prone to problems such as leakage during the rainy season. Damaged roofs should be replaced on time and one should always be inspected so you know the right time to replace them and avoid any further damage to your home or office.
The Right Time To Replace Your Roof
You need to consider many factors before you contemplate replacement of your Hialeah roof. These factors include age, which is approximately about 15 to 18 years depending on how you have maintained it. Conditioning of the interior walls touching the roof also indicates the time required for it to be replaced. Also if there are a large amount of tiles and shingles torn apart or missing out then it needs to be replaced.
Weather conditions at their extreme would have exposed your roof to repeated and unpredictable snowfall, rain and sunlight. In areas with extreme weather, the adverse conditions can lead to a major cut in the life. When you have decided to replace your roof, you need to consider the budget, time, and requirement of alternative living space while it is being replaced at your home. You would be glad to know that the value of your house could increase by replacing your roof as home buyers will never buy a house which has a damaged roof or one which is prone to leakage issues.
The location of stains showing water damage on the inside of the home can help reveal the problem area on the roof surface. This will make finding the point of entry easier and thus enable one to make repairs in less time.
Stains at ceiling to wall joints on an outside wall can indicate water getting in through the overhanging eaves of the house. Water and especially blowing rain can penetrate these areas for several reasons:
Water seeping in under the bottom edge of the roofing material will eventually cause the wood in this area to rot. Gutters may hide this damage and even contribute to it if they are not cleaned regularly. Water intrusion at this point can cause the decking material and surrounding wood to rot.
Water then can penetrate to the interior ceiling and wall. Plumbing vent stacks placed within these exterior walls and extending up through the roof surface can also be the cause of a leak in this area. The lead or neoprene flashings used to seal these vent stacks could be damaged or not sealed properly.
Tree trunks and branches resting against the roof can cause these areas to retain moisture contributing to wood rot, as well as directly damage the roof by having constant contact with it.
If no apparent damage is found in this area of the roof, the leak could be originating from other penetrations directly up the roof line from this area. The point of entry could be other plumbing vent stacks, exhaust vents, attic vents, etc.
Everywhere there is drainage for water inside the home, there will be a vent pipe attached to that drain line and vented through the roof. This fresh air is necessary for the water to drain properly. If water stains are evident on ceilings or walls in a bathroom, laundry room or kitchen, it could mean the leak is originating at one of the vent stacks.
If a single venting pipe is coming from the drain line and runs through the roof it is usually 1-1/2" or 2" in diameter. If the pipe coming through the roof is 3", it probably means more than one vent line has been combined and then extended to the outside.
Our professionals have the experience and the training to ensure that your homes new Hialeah roofing solution will protect your home from potential damage and provide you with outstanding service for years to come so give our professional staff a call today and see what they can do to assist you.