Your roof is expected to last for as long as 20 years. During this time, your roof will experience a lot of troubles. These troubles can even shorten your roof’s lifespan. Here are some tips on how to deal with the top four greatest threats to your roof’s health.
Wind and debris: The most common and top cause of roof damage is wind. It can lift or blow shingles off your roof. After strong winds pass your home, make sure to call a professional roofing company to check the state of your roof. Wind can leave your roof exposed to other elements such as rain which can bring even more damage.
With wind comes debris. Debris like twigs, leaves and branches can be blown to your roof and be left there. These debris can cause moisture buildup on your roof, rotting your roofing materials. Make sure to trim branches hanging over your roof to lessen the chance of having debris on your roof.
Ice and snow: During winter months, your roof will have a lot of snow. Once the snow melts and is not drained off your roof, you may find your roof having water damage. Make sure to have your roof checked before the colder season arrives. Your roofers will give you an idea on how to protect your roof even more during the winter.
Gutters and downspouts: Although your gutters and downspouts are installed to protect your roof and home, it may still end up damaging your roofing system. Clogged gutters and downspouts will not keep water off your roof. This water will eventually cause water damage and make your roofing materials rot prematurely.
Ultraviolet rays: Ultraviolet (UV) rays come from the sun. These rays can cause your roof to dry out and eventually rot. With excessive heat and UV rays during the summer, make sure to have your professional roofers check your roofing during the fall.
The best thing you can do to help your roof through extreme weather conditions is to have routine maintenance with professional roofers. Jeff Woods Construction is here to help you with that. Call us now at (931) 787-9107, or fill out our contact form for a free, no obligation quote. We serve homeowners in and around Kingston, TN.