If you’re like most people, you have no idea how much damage is being done to your roof every week. However, our roofing company encounters these five types of degradation daily.
Our homes are shielded from the worst weather by shingles, tile, and other roofing materials. They take the worst of the hail, wind, snow, and ultraviolet radiation. The following five issues are damaging your roof from the outside:
- ice, snow, and rain
- Moss and lichen
- Overgrowing trees
If you have any of these problems, sooner or later, your home may be requiring a roof repair or a roof replacement.
Ice, Snow, and Rain
Moisture is your roof’s worst enemy, but sadly, it’s even in the air. The structure of your house may be harmed if moisture penetrates your roof. It can also harm the insulation in your attic and result in mildew, mold, and rot.
The main cause is rain, but melting snow can sometimes re-freeze and create ice dams, which prevent water from flowing through your gutters and cause it to back up under your roofing materials. Rain is the main culprit. Your ceiling may become wet as a result of these forced leaks. To keep your repair costs down, give AllRoofs Inc. a call and let its expert roofing contractors address the problem timely.
If there is no shortage of wind in your area, the harm it may cause to your roof could be fatal. Your roof’s underlayment becomes revealed when the wind lifts and tears your shingles off of it. Your roof may begin to leak if the underlayment is visible because there are no shingles to keep the water out. The portions of your roof that are most frequently damaged by wind are its edges, but it can happen anywhere.
Your shingles may eventually start to deteriorate due to harmful UV radiation and the normal sun heat. The sun can sometimes cause your shingles to fade and deteriorate to the point that they are no longer effective at shielding your property. Contact the AllRoofs Inc. roofing specialists for a free assessment if your roof has sun damage.
Mousse and lichen
Lichen is a straightforward, slowly expanding plant that develops a growth that resembles the crust on your roof. Although moss appears to be much softer, it is still a growing plant that invades areas where it is not intended. You should be aware that lichen and moss can destroy wood and cause structural damage if they are present on your roof.
Overhanging branches from trees can seriously harm your home even if a tree limb doesn’t fall on your roof. Sometimes the damage is indirect, like when leaves build up on the roof and trap moisture to foster the ideal environment for mold to thrive, and other times it is direct, like when a branch punctures your shingles and opens a path for water to enter the framework of your home.
Need to Speak with an AllRoofs Inc. Roofing Expert?
Our roof repair specialists are available to assist you if you’re dealing with any of these problems or if you have other roof troubles.
We’ll be glad to respond to your inquiries and arrange for your free roof inspection right away. Just give us a call to schedule a visit.