I don’t know about you, but with Halloween just around the corner, every strange shadow and eerie noise makes me feel like I’m being haunted. It’s hard to fall asleep at night when you don’t know exactly what’s causing the ominous creaking above your head, so we’re here to help provide you with some answers. Keep reading to find out what those spooky sounds mean for your home’s roof.
Animals in the Attic
If what you’re hearing sounds like a scurrying pattern or a pitter-patter of small feet or paws, it might not be a ghost, but rather a family of rodents that have made their own home inside of your home.
When winter comes, most animals find places to seek out shelter. Some find shelter unground, others in trees, and others decide to move right into your house. Some of the most common animals to find inside of your home include:
Among other animals!
Most of these pests don’t need a grand entryway to let themselves in, for instance, rats can fit through a space as small as the circumference of a quarter. The best way to prevent these unwelcome guests from spending the winter with you is with a roof inspection. We’ll be able to pinpoint vulnerable spots and patch them up, sealing those critters out of your home.
If the sounds keeping you from sleep sound more like a clatter, then you might have some damaged tiles or shingles on your roof. Over time, all shingles break and wear down, whether it’s from high winds, sun damage, or they’ve been hit by tree branches and other debris. When it’s just a few of them, it’s nothing to panic about, but it can lead to some unsettling noises, especially on a breezy night where they’re moving around more.
To find out if damaged shingles are to blame for your restless nights, give us a call and we’ll perform an inspection. Depending on the severity of the damage, we might recommend replacing some or all of the roof shingles, but we’ll let you know our recommendations based on your specific situation.
Cracked or Damaged Flashing
Another cause of strange sounds in the night could be due to your damaged flashing. Flashing is the metal material that lays between the foundation of your roof and the shingles themselves. Its purpose is to prevent water from penetrating the inner layers of your roof and attic space. If this layer is damaged it could allow water to seep through and cause significant water damage to the structure. As you can imagine, a water-damaged roof foundation could pose a significant threat to the safety and structure of your house as a whole.
In a roof inspection, we won’t just glance at the shingles on top of your roof. We’ll asp take the time to inspect all of the deeper layers as well to make sure there’s no structural damage.
Whether you are already noticing problem areas or you just want to check in on your roof, sour roof inspection services will help you. Once we perform the full inspection we’ll come back to you either with a clean bill of health or solutions on the repairs that are necessary. You will always have the final say and we’ll be happy to answer any questions that come up for you along the way.
To learn more about the services that we offer and how we can be of assistance to you, visit our website. To speak directly with a representative, give us a call at (425) 598-0998.