Risks to Your Roof
There are many risks to your roof. Your roofing system is the first line of defense against everything from heavy rain and hail to wildfires, hurricanes, and tornadoes. While your roof is very strong and can withstand quite a bit, there are still a variety of things that can put your roof at risk.
Matlock Roofing is here to give you five of the most common things that could be a risk to your roof including the things you as a homeowner can do to mitigate them:
Of course, the biggest risk to your roof is the weather itself. Your roof is exposed to the elements 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. And even if you live in an area of the country that has mild weather all year-round, your roof still faces the potential for damage from hail, high winds, and snow and ice accumulation. In fact, severe weather is among the leading causes of roof damage.
Tough weather conditions can cause all sorts of damage to your roof, from cracks and leaks to full-blown destruction. Since it is something no one has control over, the best way to prevent serious property damage is to call a local roofing company like Matlock Roofing in Hattiesburg, MS for help. Contact your roofing company as soon as possible after a storm has occurred to get any necessary repairs done before any further damage occurs. While it is impossible to prevent all weather-related damage from occurring, it is still possible to minimize damage by regularly inspecting and maintaining your roof.
Trees are great for the landscape, but they can be very rough on your roof. The leaves, branches, and even the roots of trees can cause damage to your roofing system in a variety of ways. First, damaged, and broken tree limbs can fall at any time and do considerable damage to your roofing material. Second, the falling leaves and branches can get your gutters clogged causing water pooling which may lead to costly and disastrous water damage. The worst-case scenario is that a tree limb can break through the shingles of your roof and cause significant water damage inside of your home or business.
One of the best ways to avoid this from happening is ensuring that tree limbs are trimmed away from your home, especially if you live near the coast where winds can blow debris onto your roof.
The biggest danger of power lines is that they can cause structural damage to your roof. If a tree branch falls and lands on a high-tension wire, the wire will snap and fall to the ground. It may not sound like much can come from a fallen electric wire, but even falling wires without any physical contact with your house can cause fires or electrical problems. It’s best to report fallen wires to local authorities for immediate removal if you feel you are in immediate danger.
The Best Way to Avoid Risks to Your Roof
There are many risks that can threaten your roof, and therefore you need to have a roof inspection regularly. It’s important to schedule an inspection every year at least, depending on where you live.
Whether you suspect there is an issue with your roof or simply want it checked for wear and tear, we can help. Matlock Roofing & Construction in Hattiesburg, Purvis, Sumrall, and Petal, MS can help you with all your roofing needs, so if you need assistance with any repairs or replacements, or just want to schedule an inspection, feel free to give us a call today at 601-299-4048.