Your roof has an expiration date, which accounts for standard wear and tear. Extreme conditions and lack of maintenance can cause your roof to deteriorate before the expiration date, costing you money for a new roof before your budget anticipated it. You can prolong the life of your roof by learning the main causes of roof damage so you can take action to prevent them.
When your roof receives a lot of rain or improper drainage allows standing water to rest on your roofing material, the roofing material will experience water damage. In order to prevent water damage, you should keep up with gutter maintenance so that they properly guide water away from your house. If you notice signs of water damage, such as organic growth or an increase in pests, you should address the issue immediately before it becomes more advanced. Eventually, water damage will completely ruin certain parts of your roof, and you want to stop the damage from spreading to a larger area of your roof.
When the wind reaches hazardous speeds, the wind can apply so much force to your roof that it loosens shingles or even completely removes shingles from your roof. The material under these shingles becomes exposed, where it's especially vulnerable.
Hail is another cause of trauma to your roof. Hail will create dents in your roof to the point that it penetrates through the entire roofing material. The larger the piece of hail and the faster it comes at your roof, the more extensive the damage.
Even if you have an asphalt shingle roof, it may contain metal in the hardware, such as metal nails. Exposed nails deteriorate quickly, especially if the nails are made out of low-quality metal. Once a nail rusts, it not only loses its strength but also impacts the material around it. When the nails finally disintegrate, it can leave holes in your roof. You can be preemptive by exchanging metal nails for better options.
Ultimately, roof damage is inevitable after a certain amount of time. As the repairs become more frequent, you should consider upgrading to a new roof replacement. Ask your roofing contractor about roofing materials that will last you for the duration of the time you plan to stay at your home.
Contact a roof repair service in your area, such as Bluegrass Roofing & Restoration LLC, to learn more.
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