There are many different things or triggers, which can cause damage to your household roof. Home roof repairs are never a convenient thing, but they will be necessary if your roof is damaged or in danger of collapse. It’s always advisable for you to avoid the triggers before things spiral out of control as prevention is better than cure and you don’t want to repair your roof over something that was preventable in the first place.
Roof Repair Triggers
If you live in an area prone to heavy storms (hello Soflo in summer!) or even one with plenty of trees, a buildup of leafy debris can cause issues. The debris will hold water on your roof, causing water to pool in a certain area, and after a while the water will end up leaking into your home. Roof leaks are not something that you should dismiss, they can cause mold and other bacterium to enter your home and your roof may end up rotting depending on the amount of time that has gone by since the leak first started.
As wonderful as it is to have lusciously leafy greens around, these greens can become a hazard if they aren’t properly maintained. While trees around the home are beneficial and if placed correctly, can protect the lifespan of your roof, unhealthy trees are an issue. Always check your trees before and after a storm as a severe storm could cause the tree to collapse on your roof. Make sure you’re constantly trimming your tree branches and collecting any debris such as twigs or leaves which may pile up on your roof. If any of your tree branches are too close to the home, they can rub against your roof during storm season, loosening shingles which will let water in.
Always check that your gutters are clean, especially before storm season. If your gutters are clogged, water will pool and this will cause a leak. Make sure that your gutter is always clear and that it leads excess water to the ground, as some gutters only drain out to the lower section of the roof. Try to check your gutters at least once a month to ensure that everything is clean and clear.
As adorable as they are, wildlife can cause damage to your roof. Depending on where you’re located you may have a variety of birds or little mammals attempting to make a home in your roof. When this happens and depending on the critter, you may find yourself dealing with a lot more than just home roof repair. Always keep a lookout for birds or animals such as squirrels visiting your roof – they may have decided to make a nest and caused damage in their quest to do so.
Depending on how long that roof has been over your head without any problems, you need to factor in age and the lifespan of a roof as a trigger as well. Deciding between repairing and replacing a roof can be difficult, but you need to remember that your roof is what protects you from outside elements.
A lot of the triggers mentioned, aside from age, can be maintained or kept at bay with regular preventative maintenance. You need to ensure that your roof is inspected at least once every year by professional roofing contractors to avoid any form of serious roofing emergency. If you have any questions or concerns regarding your household roof, the friendly, knowledgeable and reliable team at ABC Roofing Corp has you covered on all fronts, contact us at (954) 344-4622.