Roof Replacement and
Roof Repair Specialist(703) 475-2446
Before Hiring a South Dakota roofing contractor, make sure they are Licensed and Insured
South Dakota roofing contractors are kept busy in this north central state. Homes in the eastern part of the state have the distinction of residing in Tornado Alley, with an average of 30 tornadoes per year. Cold and dry in winter while warm and humid in summer, homeowners have a wide range of roof repair issues to prepare for through all four seasons.
Storms of course create the most damage; tornadoes, hail, thunder and lightning, torrential rain and many feet of heavy snow and ice. It is important to schedule regular roof inspections at least twice a year and after hail storms because any weakening of the structure or rupture of the roof surface can mean an entire roof replacement. If not attended to, that can mean much greater expense to the homeowners.
Winters are severe in South Dakota. Many feet of heavy snow and ice cause not only stress to the structure of the roof because of the weight, but also run the risk of forming serious ice dams on the edge. These ice dams can cause leaks that allow water into the walls, basement, ceilings and attic of your house. They are formed by snow on the roof melting and dripping of the edge, then freezing. As this ridge of ice grows, it becomes a dam that prevents the snow melting above it to drain, allowing it to pool, forcing it back up the roof tiles, and into the house.
Increased moisture and heat in a house ends up in the attic. Sufficient attic ventilation is necessary to prevent dry rot, mildew and mold, especially black mold, from forming. Prevention is far less costly than having to reclaim a house that has been infected by black mold. When looking for the right roofer, make sure that you are choosing from experienced South Dakota roofing contractors.