Home-owners in the Dayton, Ohio area have access to great roofing services, and this becomes important when a roof develops a leak or when a roof needs to be replaced. The roof is the largest part of your home and there are many parts of it that can become a problem. Leaks are one of the most serious problems, because the water can enter the attic and run down between the walls and the studding. By the time the home-owner finds out about this leak black mold has formed, and even structural members may have weakened. Of course, the home-owner cannot tell if the roof is leaking unless it is leaking a large volume of water. The answer is to have a roof inspection. If your roof is older than 5 years, or if you live where there is a lot of rain, then it is even more important to have the roof inspected annually.

Damage will occur to the roof if the shingles are split, curled up, or missing. Some nails may have popped up which could allow a leak to occur. Often the roof’s drip edge has been blown up enough to allow water to enter beneath it and begin to rot the decking. If the flashing is worn or damaged by hail or wind, then water can enter here also. Vents, skylights, and chimneys are all places where rain can enter without being noticed. Roof antennas that are not mounted properly will allow rain to enter through the attaching parts when they are not sealed. Roof Repair in Dayton, OH knows where to look for these potential leaks.

If a new roof is needed, why not buy a green roof. Certain shingles are LEED certified and they can reduce the home’s energy cost significantly. Some utility companies offer a rebate for using sustainable shingles, and the Federal Government offers a $1500 credit on your Federal Income Tax when you buy Energy Star rated shingles. These shingles also reduce the heat that gets into your home by as much as 20 percent. These shingles are available from Roof Repair in Dayton, OH. You can get a new look for your home, stop any leaks and serve the environment while putting rebates in your pocket. What a deal!

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