Your roof protects everything and everyone in your home. Therefore, you need to protect your roof. Time, the elements, and extraneous factors can all affect your roof’s condition. Before you know it, you may be looking at costly repairs. Below are five things that can destroy the roof on your home. If you notice any of these things, then contact The Construction Group today. We can help restore your roof back to its original condition.
1. Unprofessional Roofing Contractors
Installing or replacing a roof is a sizable investment. Therefore, you owe it to yourself to find the most reputable contractors in the area. If you choose to hire amateur roofers that are neither licensed nor certified in residential roofing installation, then you risk spending money on an inevitable disaster. At The Construction Group, all of our roofers are licensed, certified, trained, and highly skilled in all type of roofing installation. When you hire us, you can have peace of mind knowing that you are partnering with the best in the business.
2. Trees and Overhangs
Before we install your roof, the first thing you need to do is trim back all the trees and other objects that could damage the surface. High winds, tornadoes and severe storms can cause limbs, branches, or entire trees to fall on the roof. Trees can cause damage that will cost you thousands of dollars in repairs. It’s better to trim the trees back or remove them from the yard. You may just save your roof.
3. Snow and Ice
Every winter we are called out to repair roofs that are damaged from ice dams and heavy packed snow. Even the most well-constructed roofs can fall prey to a massive ice storm. For this reason, we recommend calling one of our contractors out to inspect your roof. We can recommend a way to reinforce the fascias or other components and give you tips on how to keep ice from forming in your gutters.
4. Extreme Heat and UV Rays
Roofs are designed to withstand high temperatures and the sun's UV rays. While most roofs are structurally stable, the surface of materials such as shingles, wood, metal, or tile can fade over time. We can inspect your roof annually and treat it so that the surface is protected from heat and UV rays. A regular inspection will protect the roof and give it a longer life.
Water running off your roof will not hurt it. Water leaks and humidity, however, can weaken the roof. Where there’s moisture, there’s sure to be mold and algae. Mold can spread quickly on both the outside and inside of the roof and through the attic. Mold will deteriorate the wood structure and cause it to buckle after an extended period. All this can happen without you ever knowing it. If you think you may have mold in your attic or on your roof, then call us today. We can perform a complete assessment of the house and remove any mold that we discover.