A lot of homeowners fail to give much thought to their roof until there are issues with it. This can prompt serious and costly problems down the road, such as persistent leaks and wood rot. Keep in mind that the roof is your home’s main barrier against harmful elements, so even a slight hitch can cue in a bigger headache and more roof repairs. In this article, D&M Roofing have compiled a list of the top factors that may damage your roof over the years and how to mitigate them.
- Weather Conditions: Rain, snow, ice, hail and wind are some of the natural occurrences that can take a toll on your roof over time. For instance, strong winds can dislodge your shingles and allow rainwater to sneak in. Hail can dent and weaken the protective coating of your roof covering. Snow and ice can build up and compromise your attic ceilings and interior walls. This is why it is crucial to regularly maintain your roof to prevent damage from taking shape.
- Debris: Most people have trees, branches and other foliage surrounding their house to provide a fresh, scenic view of the natural landscape. But when organic litter and other debris fall and collect on your roof, they can be unsightly and encourage damp issues, causing your roofing material to wear out and deteriorate prematurely. Fortunately, you can easily head off these issues by cleaning your roof and gutters every now and then.
- Animals: Critters find shelter in houses. Nesting birds, squirrels and mice can also slink into your roof and stay there long enough to create damage. They can tear apart pieces of your roofing system and get into the interior of your home. Check your roof for cracks and holes to identify potential nesting issues before they get out of hand.
- Moisture: Once your roof starts wearing out, moisture can effortlessly find ways to creep into your roof and cause problems such as condensation, mold growth and rot. If you see signs of excessive moisture in your roof, call your trusted roofers to inspect and address the issue.
D&M Roofing is a premier source of top-rated roofing and siding solutions. We are committed to providing reliable service and industry-leading products to homeowners in and around Akron and Canton, OH. Call us today at (330) 852-3800 or fill out our contact form to set up an appointment.