Three Types Of Common Roof Damage

Posted on: 3 March 2018

There are many different types of issues that your roof may be unfortunate enough to experience. Being aware of these issues and the steps that you should take when they arise can be important for minimizing the damage to the house and the cost of repairing it. More exactly, there are three types of damage that may be especially common for roofs.     

Winter-Related Damage

The winter months can be extremely wearing on your home's roof. Large accumulations of ice and snow can contribute to the roof suffering structural damage. This is due to the intense amount of weight that these substances can add to the roof. Eventually, these deposits can become heavy enough to cause the structural supports to collapse. Removing excess snow and ice from the roof can help to prevent these damages from occurring. If you are wanting to avoid having to manually do this, there are roof thawing systems that will melt these substances before these deposits can become large enough to damage the roof.

Blistering Or Warping

Blistering and warping of the shingles or tiles can be another type of damage that you will need to address. There are many different causes for this type of wear, but it will usually result in moisture being far more likely to get trapped under the shingles and tile. Not surprisingly, this can contribute to the support of the roof to develop rot. Periodic inspections of the roof will allow you to catch these issues when they first start to develop. By replacing the compromised shingles or tiles, you can minimize the risk of the roof's supports becoming severely compromised by exposure to moisture. While you may be concerned about the costs of partially reshingling or tiling your roof, these expenses can be far less than what will be needed to repair the compromised structural supports.

Plant Growth

Over the course of time, the roof can become coated with a layer of dirt. This may not seem like a major issue, but it can contribute to plants starting to grow on the roof. The roots of these plants can be extremely harmful to the roof as they can pry shingles and tiles loose. Also, they can cause small gaps to form in the roof, which can allow water to seep into it. In addition to removing any plants as soon as you notice they are growing, you should also have the roof professionally power washed on a regular basis. By having this maintenance done once every couple of years, you can remove the dirt and dust become enough of it accumulates to allow plants to start growing.

To learn more, contact a roofing company like Berwald  Roofing Inc


The Importance Of Roof Repair

One day last month while it was raining outside, my wife and I noticed that water was dripping inside the house. We placed a bucket under the drip so the water wouldn't ruin the floor. The next day, I called a roofing company and a contractor came to the house and inspected our roof. The contractor discovered that several shingles were missing from our roof and that's what caused the leak. The day after the roof inspection, the roofers came to our home and replaced the missing shingles. That night it rained again and my wife and I were glad that the roof leak was fixed. My name is Timothy Warren and I'm writing this blog to inform others about roof leaks and the importance of roof repair. I hope that by reading this blog, you can avoid costly damage to your home because of a leaky roof.

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