Having a well-built roofing system can make a big difference in protecting your home, but it won’t last long if you don’t maintain it. Proper care and maintenance ensure that your roof stays in good condition throughout its expected life span while also slowing down its natural deterioration. However, you should also be aware that your roof will be exposed to different threats that can affect its structural integrity.
Your roof is constantly exposed to threats from harsh weather conditions or other natural elements. Some may cause immediate damage, but most will contribute to the roof’s natural wear and tear. To learn how to deal with these threats, JAM Roofing discusses two of the most common ones:
The wind may be cool and pleasant during the summer season, but it can also be harsh at higher speeds. Wind is especially damaging to roofing systems, particularly those that aren’t maintained regularly. At high speeds, wind can lift damaged shingles and leave some areas exposed to the elements. Wind can also turn debris into projectiles that can cause dents, punctures and other damage to the roofing surface as well as to the rest of your home’s exterior.
After a windstorm, you should check that your shingles are still intact. Don’t attempt to climb the roof yourself; you can easily check from ground level for any exposed areas on the roof’s surface. If you already see shingles scattered around your property, they most likely came from your roof. Call your local roofing contractor as soon as possible before roof damage starts to affect the rest of the structure. The last thing you want is for rot and mold to grow in your roofing structure and cause further damage to your home.
Your roof may be at risk if the trees around your home have overhanging branches. Strong winds can cause them to sway and brush against the roof surface, causing damage in the process. Branches can also turn into projectiles that can pierce through the surface. Make sure to have trees trimmed this season to avoid unwanted damage later on. Even if the branches aren’t heavy enough to damage your roof, the fallen twigs and leaves can accumulate and clog the inside of your gutters. When this happens, water can start to pool and back up onto the roof.
If you’re looking for a trusted contractor to clean and maintain your roof, JAM Roofing has you covered. As a top roofing company in the area, we get the job done professionally and efficiently. Get in touch with us today by calling (541) 773-7663 or filling out our convenient online form. Our Oregon service areas include Medford and Grants Pass.