Termites are every homeowner’s worst nightmare. First, they’re gross. Second, you often must vacate your home for treatment. And most of all, they do significant damage that is expensive, and often, time consuming to repair. Admittedly most termite damage occurs close to the ground which means floor joists and walls are more likely at risk, however, roof damage is not uncommon.
What to Do After They’re Killed
Once your pest control company confirms that all the termites are dead, reach out to a reputable contractor to discuss the damage to the walls and flooring. Also call your roofing company for a roof inspection. Make sure that the roofing company you call is a fully licensed contractor as they may need to repair part of the structure. Just because you don’t need a new roof doesn’t mean you don’t have roof damage.
Lack of a Roof Leak Doesn’t Mean You Don’t Need Roof Repair
Your roofing system is made up of many elements beyond just shingles. Two that often sustain damage from termites are the roof deck and roof trusses. Although you may not have a roof leak yet, if the roof deck has an issue, eventually your shingles will lack support and a leak will develop. When the trusses have damage, your entire home is under stress. If even one of the trusses collapses, the entire roofing structure could sustain further damage.
Bees Damage Roofing Systems Too
Although termites are often thought of as the worst pest in the home, some bees can leave behind as much or more damage. Carpenter bees are the worst offenders as they eat any untreated wood. All bee species damage soffits and fascia as they love making their hives under eves of homes. However, virtually any flying pest can damage insulation and other parts of your roof. Wondering what other pests leave damage? Click here.
Call Cooley Roofing for a Roofing Inspection
Even if your pest control company and repair contractor don’t believe there’s roof damage, call Cooley Roofing. We’ll thoroughly inspect your roof for termite (and any other type of) damage and provide you with an accurate quote for repair. You can schedule your inspection by calling (336) 766-6488 or filling out our contact form today.