Roof damage usually begins with some type of weather event. Harsh winters and spring storms can really do a number on your roof. Loose roofing shingles are not the only type of damage that can occur when bad weather happens. Consequently, changes in the weather can wreak havoc on your roof especially if there was prior damage. Don’t let this spring be a burden to you and your roof. If you know what to look for you can prevent further damage to your already potentially fragile roof. Be sure to learn about the warning signs that your roof is already damaged.
Here are some of the most common types of roof damage makers.
Although not as often as other forms of precipitation when it does fall it can cause a lot of damage. Hail can impact your roof resulting in fractures and dents in your shingles. As shingles began to wear you start to lose your roofs protection. Your shingles play an important role in keeping your roof safe from the suns harsh UV rays. They also deflect water to prevent a pooling effect.
Water is one of the number one problems people deal with when it comes to roof damage. It is your roof shingles job to repel water and to keep it from pooling in an area. However, as asphalt granules start to fall off your shingles damage can occur. You never want water to stand on your roof.
The sun gives off damaging UV rays. Your shingles are designed to take the brunt of the harshness. However, if you have damaged shingles you will lose that protective shielding resulting in roof exposure. Not only does the sun give off UV rays but also IR radiation. Factors from the sun can lead to thermal expansion which leads to a breakdown of your roof’s shingles.
Intense wind can also create roof damage. Strong winds can tear away roof shingles leaving your roof exposed to potential water damage as well as deterioration. Some strong winds can also bring with them debris that can get lodged in your roof.
Ice and snow are common types of roof damage that can occur in areas subjected to this type of weather. If your roof is already damaged the additional snow sitting on your roof can lead to water damage. As the temperatures fluctuate ice can become a problem. Excesses snow melting and refreezing can lead to ice dams near your gutters. Ice buildup can not only result in damage to your roof but to your gutters as well. These types of common roof damages can be avoid if you attend to them before they become a problem. If you are in search of a roofing specialist we want to help.
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