The roof is an integral element when it comes to the aesthetics and security of your home. Thus, it’s understandable that we would want to protect it. But sometimes, there are elements that can damage it no matter how much we take care of it. One such element are trees.
Trees can decrease your roof’s lifespan in a variety of ways. If they’re weakened, they can crash down onto your roof. The branches or limbs can dent or scratch the shingles. Needs and leaves that drop from the trees can clog your gutters and downspouts. And sometimes, trees can create too much shade over your roof, resulting in the growth of mold and mildew.
To prevent any roof damage caused by trees, there are several things you can do. You can trim your tree and clean up any debris. And when the tree becomes way too unstable, you can cut it down. But what happens when it’s too late and a tree has already damaged your roof? Don’t despair—there IS something you can do about it.
A Hillsboro Home Homeowner Needs Help With Tree Damage
A Hillsboro homeowner called our team for help. A tree had fallen in the wrong decision, causing all types of damage on the shingles of the roof. The broken shingles left their roof vulnerable to leaks, rot, and moisture.
The process of replacing damaged shingles might sound simple and straightforward, but it’s always best for trained professionals to handle the job. A small mistake could turn into a HUGE problem. To reshingle the portion of their roof where the tree fell, this is what we did:
- We broke the seal of the shingle, as well as the adjacent shingles, that needed to be replaced.
- Next, we removed the nails out of the deck.
- We then removed the old shingle and slid the new shingle into position.
- Lastly, we resealed the shingles.
And with that, our trained carpenters with done with the job and our client could now enjoy their reshingled roof!
Was your roof damaged by a tree? We will help you regain the safety and security of your home with a durable roof. Call us now at 503-732-7663 and we will provide the best roofing services you deserve.