Your roof might be durable and long-lasting, but like most things, it has a life span. As such, taking precautions to ensure its long-term weather performance is imperative. It involves understanding its most common hazards and how you can deal with them. Roofmasters Roofing and Sheet Metal Company, your trusted expert in roofing and gutters, takes a look at the greatest threats to your roof’s health.
Winds can reach high speeds enough to cause shingles to be lifted up and blown off their attachments, exposing your roof to the moisture and the other elements. Fortunately, you can avoid this from happening right at the beginning – when you have your roof replaced. Make sure to ask about roofing materials rated to withstand winds up to a certain speed. Class G shingles, for instance, resist wind uplift at wind speeds up to 120 mph.
Gutters are as important as your roof and the other home exterior components. After all, they channel rainwater away from your property to protect against the damaging effects of water damage. Maintenance, however, is integral to ensure their ongoing performance. Otherwise, they can become a problem – gutter issues, from clogs to sagging, can impact your roof’s structural integrity. Before the resulting water damage gets the best of your roof, get in touch with your local roofing and gutter replacement contractor.
Debris such as leaves, twigs, pine needles and branches can all make their way to your roof. The problem with this is that they can clog your gutters. They also bring moisture with them, which may accumulate on your roof. Too much moisture may cause premature rot. To prevent roof damage from tree debris, remove overhanging tree branches near your home.
Long-term exposure to the sun’s heat and UV rays causes the chemicals present on your asphalt shingles to dry out, causing them to crack, split and buckle over time. Roofing contractors like us, however, can help minimize the impact of the elements on your roof through inspections and maintenance.
For your residential roofing needs, turn to Roofmasters Roofing and Sheet Metal Company. Call us now at (785) 628-3614, or fill out our contact form for a free, no obligation quote. We serve clients in Colby and Hays, KS, and other nearby areas.