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Over time, all roofing systems will experience damage, whether as a result of ongoing wear and tear or inclement weather. In today’s post, we provide a brief rundown on the two main types of roofing damage: cosmetic and functional.

Two Types of Roofing Damage

Cosmetic Damage

Cosmetic damage primarily impacts the appearance of your roof. A good example of this would be the color fading on your roof’s surface or unsightly stains caused by moss or algae growth. Cosmetic damage itself is mostly “harmless,” although it does hurt your home’s curb appeal.

Dealing with cosmetic damage can either be simple or complicated depending on the underlying cause of the damage. For example, some stains can easily be scrubbed off by a professional roofing company, while severe cases of fading might warrant a total roof replacement.

Functional Damage

Functional damage compromises the performance of the roof. Common examples of functional damage include leaks, bowing or sagging, wet insulation and poor energy efficiency. Functional damage needs to be repaired promptly or your home may suffer from water damage, mold and mildew growth, reduced energy efficiency and a host of other problems.

Due to the nature of functional damage, it’s very important to make sure that all repairs are performed by a certified roofing contractor, as it takes a well-trained eye to detect all damage and determine the best solution.

No matter what type of damage your roof has sustained, the experienced, highly trained crew at Spicer Bros. Construction, Inc. can handle it. We are the most trusted roofing contractor in Lewes and Denton, DE. You can call us at (410) 546-1190 or fill out this contact form to learn more about our services.

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