Your roof is your home’s first line of defense against the elements. However, prolonged exposure to the elements will eventually take its toll on your roof. That’s why it’s important to choose a roof replacement that can handle your area’s climate.
Pro Quality Construction Inc., your trusted roofer, elaborates further on your roof’s biggest enemies below:
Rain (and by extension moisture) is the main culprit behind most roofing issues. Any conventional roofing system should be able to repel rainwater, which would then be diverted towards the drains through your gutters. However, if you have a damaged roof or there’s debris clogging your gutters, water might be able to infiltrate your roof’s underlayers and cause a host of problems for your home.
It’s not uncommon for mold and moisture damage to go hand in hand. That’s because damp environments are the perfect breeding ground for mold, which can easily affect the other parts of your home. If you notice water stains on your ceiling or unusual smells, you should have a roofing contractor conduct an inspection as soon as possible.
UV rays will slowly degrade and break down the surface of your roof. That’s why manufacturers embedded UV-resistant granules into the surface of asphalt shingles. Over time, however, these granules will fall off (this also happens to be a warning sign you’ll need to replace your roof soon), leaving your roof vulnerable to UV damage.
Here’s a tip: to increase your roof’s resistance to UV damage, you can apply roof coatings. Keep in mind that not all roof coatings offer the same level of protection. To maximize your roof’s protection against UV rays, it’s best to consult one of your local contractors. Since they are familiar with the local climate and building codes, they can make better recommendations.
Pro Quality Construction Inc. offers a wide range of professional roofing services as well as quality gutters and roofing shingles. To request a free estimate, call us at (844) 499-7878 or fill out this form.