When it comes to maintaining your roof, there are a lot of things you should keep in mind, because your roof is your home’s first defense against just about everything! While your roof is designed to protect your home, this doesn’t mean that your roof is impervious to damages. In fact, there are many things that can cause damage to even the strongest of roofs. Today we will discuss a few minor things that can cause major roof damage, so that you know what to look out for, and when to call a roof repairman.
Hail, Wind, & Rain
We’ll start with one of the obvious ones. Hail. Everyone knows that hail can ruin a roof, but not everyone knows exactly how. For example, if you look at your roof and see only very shallow dents on a few shingles, you may thing your roof doesn’t need hail damage repair. However, hail actually damages the areas below the shingle such as the fiberglass backing, not the top of the shingle, which can leave your roof vulnerable to serious leaks. So no matter how shallow those dents may appear on the surface, be sure to have the damage inspected by a trained roofer.
Next we’ll talk about wind and rain. Wind is one of the top damaging elements to a roof, believe it or not! In fact, wind has the potential to tear shingles completely off of your roof, or to blow other damaging items onto your roof. For example, wind can cause leaves, dirt, and other debris to gather on your roof. This debris, when exposed to rain, can allow moisture to settle on your roof. Over time, this moisture allows mold and mildew to grow, which in turn, can rot your roofing and cause serious leaks.
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