A roofing system’s resistance to damage and lifespan depends on material, installation and maintenance. By taking care of your roof, you are also improving your home’s protection from the elements. It always helps to know things that can potentially harm this part of your exterior.
Here are some of the biggest threats to the health of your roof and how to deal with them.
Are there trees surrounding your property? If so, dried leaves, twigs, seeds and other debris can end up on your roof. These materials can accumulate and retain moisture, leading to rot, mold and other issues over time. Excess moisture can also speed up the deterioration of shingles.
Gutters drain water away from your roof and at a safe distance from your home. They can contribute to a longer residential roofing lifespan. Regular cleaning and maintenance ensure that they remain efficient and clog-free. When they don’t function properly, the risk of water damage in different parts of your house increases. Clogged gutters will cause rainwater to back up to the roof and drip down to the rest of your exterior.
Shingles can lift up and even get torn from the roof when high winds hit them. Water can easily infiltrate loose shingles and reach your living space. It’s always a good idea to schedule professional inspections after extreme weather events.
Heavy Rains and Hail
Heavy downpours and hail can cause serious damage to your roof. They can dislodge the protective granules embedded in the shingles. Once a significant amount of these sediments fall, your roof will become more prone to the damaging effects of ultraviolet (UV) rays.
Addressing issues as soon as detected can help extend the life of residential and commercial roofing systems. At Royal Roofing Construction, you can rely on us for quality roof repair, replacement and maintenance services. Call us at (714) 680-0015, or fill out our contact form to get a free estimate. We serve clients in Anaheim, CA, and nearby communities.