Trees can add beauty to any property. Aside from the aesthetic benefits they provide, they can also protect your home from the sun and the rain. But did you know that trees can also damage your home?
Roof damage caused by trees is more common than you’d expect. A tree can block sunlight from the roof, allowing moss to breed on the shingles. This moss growth will then cause the shingles to loosen and break, reducing your roof’s lifespan. The leaves falling from trees can also cause damage, even though they’re very small. Any debris that ends up on your roofing can absorb moisture and clog up your gutters, resulting in the growth of algae, moss and mold. All of these will take away the beauty of your roof and shorten its lifespan even more.
Let’s find out what kind of damage a tree did to this week’s featured roof, and how our team took care of it.
Roof Damage Caused by Fallen Tree in Beaverton
A tree had fallen on this Beaverton homeowner’s roof during a windstorm. You’ve probably seen crazy television footage of storms toppling down trees on top of homes, causing roofs to cave in. The effects are usually a lot less dramatic, but it can still be expensive. For this homeowner, it had damaged the shingles of their roof and created leaks in several areas.
Falling trees can harm your property and your loved ones. They are a threat that should be taken care of right away. But despite the fallen tree being out of the way, the homeowner’s family and property were still in danger because of the compromised roof. To minimize the impact of the falling tree and address our client’s concerns, we worked on repairing the damaged area.
Patching Up A Beaverton Client’s Roof
Since only a section of the roof was damaged, we didn’t need to replace the whole thing. Instead, we only had to rip off the old shingles, underlayment and existing sheeting all the way down to the rafters in the area which was damaged by the tree.
We then replaced all the old materials with new ones. Our team made sure to match the new shingles with the existing color and shade of the roof as much as possible so our client’s roof would still look great.
And now the area of the roof that had sustained damage is all patched up! Our client’s roof is in good health, and they have the peace of mind knowing they are safe and protected in their home.
Do you also want a brand new roof? Big or small, we will take care of it. Call us now at 503-732-7663 and we will provide the best roof services you deserve.