Termites typically enter the home through the ground, but they can also reach the roof. Flying termites have the ability to infest your roof, and most people won’t inspect for them. It’s important to check for termite damage on a regular basis, even in the attic and on the roof.
Even though subterranean termites enter through the ground, they can easily travel throughout the structure of your home through the walls. Once they find their way to the attic, they will have everything they need to happily survive. They will also have the peace and quiet they need to destroy your home from the inside out.
When you head into the attic to look for termites, there are certain things you should look for. Because they love to feast on the roof deck, the first sign might be new water stains on ceiling. If you’re dealing with a roof leak, look for residue in the attic that resembles saw dust. Press on the joists and wood decking with the end of a screwdriver to ensure that the wood is still solid.
You can also check for roof damage from the ground. Stand back and take a good look at your roof. If the roof sags or droops, termites could be at work. Even if there are no signs of termite infestation in the home, you should still call a roofing company in Oklahoma City to inspect the roof. They can determine why the decking is sagging and offer suggestions on repairs.
Termites can cause serious damage to the roof. They will eat the wood and the insulation in your attic. In addition to dining on the roof deck, they will also eat the joists that support the entire structure. To prevent termites from destroying the home, you should have annual termite inspections, including any crawlspaces and the attic.
At Robbins Roofing, Inc., we will perform an inspection of your roof, including checking for termite damage. Once the termites are eliminated, we can take care of all the roofing repairs you might need. Even if portions of the roof deck and structural joists have to be replaced, we can take care of that for you.
We have more than 60 years of combined experience in roofing. Our crews are professional, experienced roofers. Visit us on Facebook to learn more about our services and schedule an inspection of your roof.