With a well-built roof, your home stays safe and secure from all kinds of weather. However, the system isn’t indestructible when constantly exposed to the elements. It’s still subject to natural deterioration as different factors can cause damage either immediately or gradually over time. The only way to keep your roof in good shape throughout its lifespan is by having it maintained regularly by a trusted roof contractor.
It also helps to be aware of the different factors that can cause problems to your roof. These include:
Although rain damage doesn’t happen often if you have a solid roof, it’s often one of the most common weather elements that can damage your system. Rainwater can sometimes leave other debris like twigs and leaves on your roof’s valleys, which can also affect the runoff if not cleaned properly. And if your gutters aren’t cleaned regularly, they can collect even more debris and cause clogging problems that prevent proper water drainage. When this happens, the water may pool on your gutters and cause damage to your roof.
As one of the leading causes of roof damage, wind can easily lift loose shingles that weren’t maintained properly. This leaves the area exposed to the elements and allows them to penetrate your inner roofing structure. Wind can also turn small debris into projectiles and cause dents, punctures, and other damage to your home exterior.
After a windy day, make sure to inspect your roof to see if your shingles are still intact. You might also need to look for shingles scattered around your yard and the rest of your property. If you’ve determined that your home exteriors have sustained some damage, call in a trusted professional roofing contractor to make the necessary repairs.
Branches that hang too near or over your roof can break and fall when subjected to strong winds, as well as heavy ice or snow. They should be trimmed to prevent the debris from falling on your roof. If enough branches and leaves build up on your roof, its performance against the weather is greatly affected. Don’t always count on the debris getting naturally washed out by rain as it can still end up in your gutters and cause clogs.
Up and Above Contractors, LLC is your best choice for your next roofing job. Contact us today at (973) 300-0636 or online through our convenient contact form. We serve homeowners in Andover, Sparta, Newton, Byram, Sussex, Branchville, Jefferson, Rockaway and the rest of Northern New Jersey.