As a homeowner, you need to know what threatens your roof so that you can protect it!
Your roof is the only thing standing in between the elements and your family, and as a homeowner, it is up to you to protect it. When it comes to your roof, there are many things that can cause damage, and it’s important to know what these threats are. At Sargeant’s Roofing, we believe that knowledge is power, and that’s why we have come up with this list of the most common threats to your roof:
Heavy wind can cause mechanical damage to your roof by loosening nails and ripping out shingles. Once your shingles are no longer there to shield your roof, you are likely to start experiencing leaks. When it has been windy out, make it a point to visually inspect your roof for missing shingles.
#2. UV Rays
Many people are aware that rain, snow, ice and wind can all damage their roofs, but did you know that sunlight can be just as damaging? UV rays can damage your roof in many ways; it can shorten its lifespan, and it can cause the shingles to dry out, crack and eventually fall off.
#3. Clogged Gutters
Cleaning your gutters is incredibly important. When your gutters are dirty, they can become clogged with leaves, twigs and other debris that prevent water from draining off of your roof as it should. When water can’t leave your roof, it will start to soak into your shingles, leading to leaks.