Is Your Roof Leaking?

Isn’t it true, whenever we think of renovating and prettying-up our homes we’ll give the walls and ceilings a coat of paint and maybe even indulge in new floor coverings not to mention updating the furniture? But not a thought goes into ensuring the tiled roof above our castle is maintained and waterproofed. No we’re not talking about a cosmetic paint job to the roof, just good old fashioned maintenance and repairs, eg. clean out the leaves from the valleys & gutters, repairing or replacing damaged roof tiles and most importantly securing and resealing the fractured concrete grouting under the ridge capping (highest point of the roof – also considered to be the spinal cord of the roof). Maybe it’s time to call Pittsburgh roofers just to make sure.

All too often Pittsburgh homeowners suffer leaks in the storm season because the roof maintenance wasn’t even thought of. No probs. we’ll claim it under our insurance! Not so! Insurance companies are waking up and realizing that it takes a pretty big storm to blow a secured tiled roof apart, and that in most cases the rainwater probably entered the ceiling area through leaf blocked gutters and downpipes, a damaged roof tile or fractured concrete grouting that has deteriorated through age and lack of maintenance.

Generally the only storm damage claims accepted by insurance companies are those caused by hail stones or by trees and branches being blown onto the roof – breaking tiles and causing damage to the ridge capping.

Not only do the roof repairs go unclaimed but also the resultant damage to the internal of the house. A very heartbreaking and costly learning experience.

Our home is generally the single biggest investment we will make in our lifetime, so knowing that the roof over our castle is safe, sound and in good order will guarantee a restful nights sleep as you can read from https://www.theodysseyonline.com/5-roof-safety-tip-for-the-spring-season. Most importantly it will eliminate any unnecessary and often unpaid insurance claims.

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