Most, if not all, homeowners understand that the roof is one of the most important exterior components in a home. After all, it’s what literally keeps the rain off our backs. But despite knowing how essential the roof is, many people still often take it for granted and don’t really think about it until there’s a problem. To address this, the roof repair experts over at Home Craft Inc. shares a list of your roof’s biggest nemeses so you can better understand how to properly care for it.
A pile of leaves on your roof may seem harmless but they are actually not. If left alone, a clump of leaves will rot and trap moisture which can then seep into your asphalt and damage the components underneath.
This is a no-brainer. If you live in an area that sees a lot of hailstorms then you definitely shouldn’t put off regular roofing inspections. It is not uncommon for hailstones the size of golf balls to fall from the sky. The impact from these hailstones can puncture your roof or loosen the protective granules on asphalt shingles.
Branches that grow too close to your roof can end up scratching it or even puncturing it. During severe weather events such as hurricanes or windstorms, even a relatively tree branch can snap off and land on your roof so be sure to keep them trimmed.
Animals such as nesting birds or rodents can wreak havoc on any type of roof. Squirrels and raccoons can dismantle your shingles looking for a way inside and woodpeckers can peck away at other important roofing components leaving you with an expensive repair bill. If you notice any kind of infestation, be sure to call in your roofers right away.
If you are in need of a reliable roofing company in Newark, Middletown and Bear, DE, then be sure to give Homecraft Inc. a call at (302) 798-0302 or fill out our contact form to schedule a free consultation today.