Common Causes Of Roof Damage

Hail Damage On A Red Asphalt Roof
Common Causes Of Roof Damage

Roofs are meant to outlast various environmental factors. They are made durable so that they can protect the whole house. However, they do not last forever and will require roof repair at some point.

If you don’t keep an eye on your roof, your roof repair can lead to a more costly roof replacement. You have to remember that there are different ways on how the roof gets damaged. In this way, you may prevent some of them or you can expect when to get your roof repaired.

Roof damage are commonly caused by the following:

Old Shingles

Like what we’ve said, roofs are made to be durable and even if they are, they are still likely to get damaged when they already age. One of the most common problems that you can encounter is weak and brittle shingles. Simply because they are already old and they may also be past warranty, they may not only need simple roof repair. It is highly possible that replacement is required or else frequent, continual, and expensive repairs are to be expected. 

Lack Of Roof Maintenance

Damages to the roof can also be due to lack of roof maintenance. It is best to have the roof inspected annually so you can discover any damage before it gets worse. Also, cleaning of the gutters, sweeping the roof and clearing out the downspouts should be regularly done. 

Various Weather Conditions

The roof doesn’t only get damaged due to the water from the rain or the cold temperatures during the winter months. Wind can also damage your roof by pulling out shingles. Here is the importance of choosing the right kind of roof matters. Additionally, high heat due to the hot summer months can also eventually damage the roof. 

Improper Installation

Whether you are having a new roof installed or replacing the roof, proper installation should be done or else your roof is likely to get easily damaged. Some improper installation practices include improper overlapping of shingles, low quality or not using any roof sealant, failure to install flashings, and many others. 

Walking On The Roof

Whether your roof is inclined or flat, walking on them can cause damage. It can get punctured when you are wearing spiked shoes on walking on a hot roof. You can also knock out shingles or rip them. The best thing to do is to avoid walking on your roof especially when it is very hot. If you have to go and walk over your roof, make sure that you wear soft high-traction shoes. 

Show Buttons
Hide Buttons