Watch Out for These Common Roof Enemies
A roof that’s well-maintained and cared for will last many years. However, it will always be exposed to elements that can potentially shorten its expected lifespan, including the following:
Rodents and Small Animals
Your roof is actually a good nesting ground for mice, squirrels, birds and even bats. But if you don’t get rid of them properly, they’ll cause serious damage to your roof. They can chew and tear away your shingles while puncturing your decking and underlayment. They can also potentially spread diseases into your ventilation system. If you’re already having this problem, we recommend getting it cleared off by a professional to ensure your roof is safe from all the invading pests.
Wind and Hail
Strong wind can lift up your shingles and even blow them off. This leaves areas of your roof exposed to the external elements like rain or snow, which can seep under the shingles, leak into the inner structure and cause mold and rot to form. To ensure that this doesn’t happen to your roof, make sure to have it inspected by a trusted replacement roof specialist, especially after a recent storm.
This includes twigs, leaves and branches, which can cause moisture to accumulate on your roof. If left unaddressed, the accumulated moisture can cause the shingles to deteriorate and rot on your roof. Small debris can also clog your gutters if they’re not regularly cleaned. This causes the water to overflow and seep into your roof. Make sure to cut any branches that are hanging close or over your roof as they can scratch and damage the shingles over time.
As one of the best roofing companies in the area, you can count on A1 Quality Roofing, Inc. to get the job done. Get in touch with us today by calling (951) 877-4406 or by filling out our convenient contact form.