Roofs are built to be tough and resilient against constant exposure to the elements. However, regardless of their durability and design, long-term exposure to these factors can contribute to your roof’s eventual deterioration.
In this post, Berry Roofing & Solar lists three of the worst enemies of roofs.
Moisture is the number one enemy of any roof. Water can do significant damage to your roof as it can lead to rot and weaken the roof structures. It can also promote the growth of mold and mildew, which can cause damage to surfaces and pose health risks to your family. During winter, ice and snow can increase the threat of moisture damage. If your attic is not properly insulated and ventilated, ice dams could form and snowmelt could penetrate your shingles and underlayment.
Wind is another threat that could wreak havoc on your roof. While roof adhesives and other sealing materials are strong, severe winds can cause asphalt shingles to buckle and get knocked askew. Furthermore, with enough force, wind can blow your shingles off your roof. Wind can also carry with it debris and hurl objects onto your roof at a high speed, causing punctures, holes and other forms of damage that can compromise the performance and durability of your roof.
Although roofs can withstand constant exposure to sunlight and heat, they will eventually get worn down. Over time, your shingles will lose their granules, leaving your roof exposed to the elements. Apart from heat, the sun can also damage your roof through ultraviolet (UV) radiation. While some materials are designed with excellent heat and UV resistance, they will gradually wear out and need replacement.
Keep your home protected with a strong, durable roof. Berry Roofing & Solar is a roofing expert that caters to residential and commercial clients. Rest assured that our team always strives for excellent workmanship and superior customer service. To request an estimate, call us at (951) 905-5116, or fill out our contact form.