Even with its weather protection capabilities, your roof is never truly indestructible. Long-term exposure to the elements can cause its degradation, which happens over time. To slow down its deterioration and keep it in good condition as much as possible, routine inspection and maintenance are imperative.
The following are some of the biggest threats to your roof’s health.
Strong Wind Speeds
Wind can be especially damaging to roofs, especially those that aren’t maintained regularly. At high wind speeds, they can uplift loose shingles and leave the area more exposed to the elements, leading to further damage to your roof’s inner structure. Strong winds can also turn debris into projectiles that can cause dents, punctures, and other types of damage to your roof and home exterior.
If a severe and windy storm has recently passed your area, be sure to check your roof if your shingles are still intact. Take note of blown-off shingles around your yard. If you’re sure that the roof and the rest of your home exteriors have suffered damage, don’t hesitate to call your trusted roofing contractor as soon as possible!
Trees and Branches
Tree branches hanging over your roof can become dangerous during severe weather. These can fall and come crashing down your roof during a strong wind event, inflicting significant damage to your shingles. To avoid debris from falling on your roof, be sure to trim the branches back properly to prevent potential wind damage.
Even if they don’t cause immediate damage to your roof, the fallen twigs and leaves can still cause issues on the surface as they can seriously affect your roof’s performance against the weather. Even if they get naturally washed out by rain, they can still end up in your gutters and cause clogging issues. When this happens, the water can pool in some areas of your gutters and cause leaks into your roofing system.
Protect your roof from these various threats with the assistance of Balken Roofing. Get in touch with us today so we can help you craft an individual roof maintenance program for your home. Give us a call at (828) 202-9996, or fill out our contact form. We serve homeowners in Hendersonville, NC, and the surrounding communities.