No matter what type of roof you have, there are going to be different ways in which the roof can end up with damage that you want to have repaired. This article is going to teach you some different ways your roof can be damaged and explain some of the different reasons why acting quickly to have the roof repaired can be important. Here are some of the things that you are going to want to understand.
Common ways roofs become damaged
Hail - Hail can damage many parts of your home, even your vehicles and anything else left outside. However, it can also be damaging to your roof. Even a durable metal roof can end up with hail damage. The dented areas where the hail struck can create a weakness in the roof. It will be easier for holes to appear. This is why it is a good idea to have your metal roof looked at after a severe hail storm. Tile roofs can be damaged because the hail can break the tiles. Hail can cause punctures and tears in shingle roofs, and it can also lead to a loss of a lot of the granules on the shingle roof. Any damages you have after the hail storm should be repaired by a roofer to avoid leaks and worse issues in the near future.
Wind - Some roofs stand up better to excessive winds than others. However, in a strong-enough wind, all roofs can end up with wind damage. Even a metal roof can end up having areas that will end up lifting. Shingles can fly off of the roof and even tiles can be damaged. Not to mention, in strong winds there will be a lot of things blowing through the air at high speeds. These objects can also cause damage. Tree branches are one of the more common risks to your roof when the winds get up in speed. Your roof should be inspected right after a serious storm with high winds so you can have repair issues taken care of.
Age - While some roofs last longer than others, all roofs are susceptible to eventual aging, and an old roof should be inspected annually without fail. This way, you will be able to catch anything that may be happening and have the issues taken care of. Ignoring an older roof can lead to the need for a new one sooner.
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5 June 2020
When I bought my first home, I was terribly inexperienced when it came to maintaining it. It seemed as if something was always broken. After spending a weekend battling with my oven, I decided that I enough was enough. I started reading everything I could about things related to the home. By the end of my research, I still could not fix my plumbing, but I could look knowledgeable as the plumber explained what was wrong. In an effort to help others avoid the tedious task of reading book after book about plumbing and appliance repairs, I started this blog. Hopefully, this information will save someone from a weekend spent wrestling with their own appliances.