LOS ANGELES, CA: Roof damage is a commonly overlooked cause of foundation problems, reports Julian De La Torre, owner of Julian Construction, Inc., (http://www.julianconstruction.com), a foundation repair and construction company in Los Angeles.

According to De La Torre, when a roof becomes damaged, water can begin to seep into the structure. “Water is a foundation’s worst enemy,” says Torres. “It can cause cracking and other issues that will weaken the foundation and destabilize the structure.”

There are various environmental factors that can damage a roof, such as wind, too much sun, rain, storms, earthquakes, falling tree branches and lightening. Indicators of roof damage include broken, chipped, cracked or blistered tiles.

These days, many homes are built with asphalt tiles that have been coated with tiny granules. When the tiles become bruised or dented, the granules can start to fall off. “if you find asphalt tile granules in your rain gutters, your roof is deteriorating and needs to be repaired,” says De La Torre, who also notes that natural roofing tiles and materials will decompose even faster than synthetic roofing.

De La Torre encourages homeowners to regularly inspect their roof. “If you see wet spots, cracking paint, wet insulation, light shining through the roof or the roof starting to sag, have it inspected by a professional and get the repairs done as fast as possible.”

Julian Construction owns its own company and is built on a “no middlemen” model – no salesmen, no subcontractors. When you work with Julian Construction you get the principals of the company and workers of Julian Construction under your home. The result is the highest quality work at affordable prices. They can be contacted by phone at 323 733-3377, by fax at 323 733-4477 or via their website, www.julianconstruction.com. You can see tips and advice about home foundations on their blog, at http://julianconstruction.com/blog/ or http://quakeproofers.com/blog/.