Cape Coral is considered by many as a little piece of heaven on Earth. With its blue skies, blue waters and dreamy canals lined with beautiful homes, it really is a pleasure to be able to live in the little Florida town. But it is not without its downsides. Cape Coral is also home to some really harsh storms through the summer, some which can have devastating effects on homes, vehicles and businesses.
No one enjoys that moment when they first discover a roof leak. You might stumble upon it by hearing an annoying drip, or worse, blisters on the interior walls of your home, caused by the seeping moisture.
Leaks can occur in the event of poor installation, where small gaps are left, allowing water to seep through. However, they can occur even after a perfect installation. Unfortunately this is a consequence of an aging roof, that’s why it’s best to regularly maintain your roof.
The blistering that develops on the home’s inside walls is as much a result of moisture as it is of poor ventilation. If a roof is not adequately ventilated, warm, humid air is allowed into the home and that warm air combined with the moisture is what causes those paint blisters.
External factors like weather are unfortunately out of any roofing contractors’ power to avoid, but we can still try our best to weather-proof a roof against the worst of elements. Storm damage is a real concern for roofing in Cape Coral. Not only for potential leakages, but for potential wind damage too.
Cape Coral can experience stormy conditions from time to time with heavy winds; a few cases of tornadoes have also been reported, so the situation could get pretty dire. While it’s hard to guarantee against any kind of roof staying intact under these conditions, it’s good for homeowners to be aware of the likelihood, and insure regular inspection and maintenance checks.
Roofs provide the perfect shelter for wild animals when the weather conditions are not very favorable – either too hot or too cold. Cape Coral homes may find that wild animals of all sorts have taken up lodging for a season or two. It’s a sweet thought, but the reality is that they could cause damage over time. Not only will the damage be to the structure of the home, but their droppings could pose a threat to homeowners and their families too. We recommend to contact your local pest control to safely remove them.