It is estimated that over 50 percent of homes in the United States need some type of roof repair. This can be as simple as replacing a few shingles to a major overhaul. Damage to a roof can occur from many different avenues. The obvious damage cause that probably comes to mind is hail. Hail can cause some major damage, but it is not the main culprit of roof damage. Time combined with environmental factors is what ages most roofs prematurely. The older a roof gets, the more susceptible it becomes to the daily grind so to speak. If you would like an expert company to check the status of your roof then give Roofing Service of Sherman a call.
The longer you delay having repairs done to your roof the greater the chance for increased damage to the interior of your home or structure. Once water gets into the interior spaces of your home things can go from bad to worse. Don't wait for the problem to escalate and tally up more costly problems.
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Potential Causes of Roof Damage:
- Extremes in Weather - Weather extremes can wreak havoc on your roof and living in North Texas we are seemingly always at risk. Whether hail, high winds, hot and cold temperature fluctuations, rain, and even snow and ice all shorten the lifespan of shingles. These weather extremes can cause some roofing materials to crack or split, buckle, and even blister under high temperatures eventually leading to leaks in your home.
- Normal Wear and Tear - Time has a nice way of aging shingles and under everyday stresses these shingles begin to fail. That wear can be normal rain, wind and sun, or debris blowing onto your roof. Whatever the wear, it is accentuated by time. With the normal lifespan of a roof being around 25 years, it doesn't take long for parts to be compromised.
- Corrosion - The above causes can lead to premature corrosion in roof sections. Areas of the typical roof are more prone to corrode than others. Shingles that are laid around chimneys, vents, and valleys or projections all are susceptible for failure. It is almost guaranteed that where there is corrosion, there is a leak.
- Birds and Other Small Animals - An often overlooked cause to roofs and structure damage are birds and other animals - namely squirrels. There is no way to keep them from your roof and they can be more than a nuisance than most realize.