5 Things That Can Reduce Your Roof’s Efficiency
Whether you are thinking of changing your roof or building a brand new home, the right approach to roofing can save you plenty of trouble in the future. If you plan ahead, you can enjoy a worry-free life without roof damage.
Even if you’ve already installed a roof and are looking for ways to keep it intact longer, the advice below can be useful as well. Thinking about ways to improve your roof is the first step to its longevity.
Clogged gutters are the most common problem that homeowners face. Even though it seems like a small matter, it can eventually lead to leaks and roof damage. You have to remember that gutters are an integral part of the home water diverting system. If you allow the debris to clutter your gutters, the water won’t flow to the ground. Instead, it will seep underneath your roof covering and damage the lower layers. Plan for wide and easy to reach/clean gutters.
Strong Wind, Rain, and Snow
Strong winds, rain, and snow are your roof’s worst enemies. The first things that suffer from these elements are seams and flashing. Flashing directs the water away from the openings, which means it’s one of the most important parts of your roof. Winds, rain, snow, and hail can damage the flashing. It’s important to install high-quality flashing on your roof and inspect it on a regular basis. Cracked flashing can lead to immediate water damage.
Lengthy Exposure to UV Rays
If you have an old roof (more than 10 – 15 years old), it may be prone to damage from UV rays. Even the highest quality roofs give out under the sun over time. For example, shingles can dry out, crack, and lose protective granules. Old roofs need to be closely inspected on a regular basis in order to bring the sun damage to the light. One of the signs that your shingle roof requires damage control is finding excessive granules in the gutters.
If you have tall trees growing around your house, you need to beware of the long branches. Rain and wind can cause those branches to break and fall on your home, causing extensive roof damage.
If you don’t want to deal with the consequences, you might wish to consider cutting away all the dangerous-looking branches around your home. Meanwhile, if one of the trees on your property has a branch hanging over the neighbor’s house, it’s vital to get rid of it.
Moss and Insects
Moss is not just an unpleasant looking neighbor; it’s also a slow roof killer. For example, the shingles affected by moss starts to slowly rot and lose their effectiveness. At the same time, insects like making a home in the roof, damaging it from the inside. Regular inspection for moss and insect damage can substantially improve the effectiveness of your roof.
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