Your roof is the umbrella that protects and covers your home against the weather and the sun. However, we often overlook its care and maintenance unless a problem arises. It’s best to know about the things that may cause troubles to your roof in the long run so you can avoid any major hassles.
Trust me, it will save you both time and money.
Here are just some of the things that can be a threat to your roof:
Branches from trees can break and fall, causing damage to your roof. If a tree is feeble, the branches will break without much pressure even with just a small gust of wind. Be sure to check the trees near your house and cut the branches that may cause harm.
If the wind is blowing heavily, the roof shingles can blow off or break. This allows moisture or rain to seep through and damage the roof. Look for fallen shingles after a storm. If you notice some, your best bet is to give the roof some professional inspection.
When the rain hits hard, the roof can become weak, allowing water to pass through the roof. This can shorten the life of your roof.
4. Ice / Snow
Winter can be pretty fierce. When the snow freezes and thaws within the shingles of your roof, water and moisture can seep through and enter your home damaging both the exterior and interior.
The warmth of the sun also plays a role in the lifespan of your roof. UV rays from the sun can dry out the shingles and reduce their life.
As you’ve read above, water is the main thing that damages your roof. Condensation and moisture that comes with the weather can affect the roof and reduce its life drastically.
7. Algae and Moss
Moss and algae are serious culprits as well. If not controlled and monitored regularly, they can cause the shingles on your roof to rot and deteriorate over time.
In the infographic below, John Anderson of Severe Weather Roofing and Restoration in Loveland CO, helps you easily understand the most important aspects of your roof.
This blog post was sponsored by Severe Weather Roofing and Restoration.