Your roof is one of the essential components of your home. This is why you want to take great care of it. You’ll want to know what the most common causes of roof damage, which we will discuss throughout the remainder of this article.
1. Wind- One of the most common causes of roof damage is the wind, especially if you live in an area that experiences excessively high winds at certain times of the year. When the winds are strong, it can cause debris to be blown around, and this can strike your roof and cause damage to it. Not only that but sometimes the wind can rip part of your roof off. There are preventative measures you can take to make your roof less prone to wind damage.
2. Weather Damage- Besides the wind, other types of weather can destroy your roof entirely or cause a lot of expensive damage to it. As time goes on, your roof can become exposed to various types of weather, such as snow, heavy rain or hail to name a few. If you do experience a lot of snow during the winters, then your roof may cave in if the snow isn’t removed. Even if you live in an area where it is mostly sunny all-year round, the sun can cause damage to your roof, which is why inspecting your roof a few times per year is a smart idea.
3. Flashing Issues- If there is an issue with the flashing, it can eventually lead to roof damage. Flashing problems can cause leaks, which can ultimately find their way into the interior of your home and this can create an even bigger and more expensive mess to fix. Sometimes issues with flashing occur due to improper installation or design errors, but wind damage can cause issues with the flashing. The best way to catch a problem with flashing is to have your roof inspected.
4. Lack Of Maintenance- Perhaps the primary cause of roof damage is lack of maintenance or poor maintenance. If you do not maintain your roof, then it will be prone to all sorts of damage and part of maintaining your roof is to have it inspected at least 2-3 times per year, preferably right before the seasons change. A regular inspection of your roof will reveal if there are issues that need to be fixed, which you will want to do because it is much easier and less expensive to repair smaller problems before they turn into bigger ones. Remember, a small leak that is ignored will eventually turn into a huge leak.
High winds can wreak havoc on your roof and so can other types of weather damage. Issues with the flashing, as well as poor maintenance are other common causes of roof damage. If you notice your roof has been damaged due to any of those things, or because of something else, then get it fixed right away.
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