Like your siding, the roof is also essential in protecting your home against the elements. It goes through a lot daily, from harsh outdoor elements like UV rays and high winds to extreme weather conditions such as rain and hail storms. Knowing more about problems that usually occur in roofs can help you in avoiding them.
Here are some of the most common problems that develop in residential roofing systems.
Damage Due to Tree Branches
If you have trees surrounding your home, be sure to get them trimmed regularly. Overgrown branches can scratch the roof’s surface and potentially harm shingles. During a storm, these trees can make your roof more prone to damage. Also, the weight of the branches can cause your roof to sag.
Early Deterioration Due Poor Maintenance
Roofs require regular maintenance to last long and stay efficient. Make sure to schedule routine inspections with professionals, and don’t forget about gutter cleaning. You should also have your roof checked after serious storms. Doing so allows you to catch and deal with issues before they turn into costly repairs.
Your roof is supposed to prevent water from getting into your interior and not allow it inside your home. When your roof leaks, you need to have it fixed by a professional immediately. The sooner you have it repaired, the better you can protect other parts of the house against water damage.
Improper Installation or Repair
The performance and longevity of your roof hugely depend on the contractor you will hire. Only work with licensed, insured, and reputable roofers for your project. Sometimes, it can take years for issues due to poor installation to show up. Before hiring anyone to work in your home, do your research first, read reviews, and ask for references.
At M & A Roof Home Improvement, we specialize in roof install projects, siding replacement, gutter cleaning, and more! Call us at (757) 779-5244 or fill out our contact form to get a free quote. We work with clients around Williamsburg, VA.