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One of the most important components of structure, other than its foundation and plumbing, is its roof. The roof protects a building from elemental damage like rain, snow, wind, hail, ice and an assortment of other factors related to harsh or inclement weather. That is why maintaining and repairing your roof is crucial to the stability and durability of your roof. Sometimes, however, weather damage can be enough to necessitate completely replacing your roof. This article will cover what to do when weather roof damage occurs and how to go about replacing your roof.
Although most people tend to think of weather damage in terms of direct damage resulting from wind, hail, ice, rain, or snow, the fact of the matter is that your roof is constantly worn down from weather exposure. The sun’s heat and ultraviolet (UV) rays take a toll on the health of your roof. Considering that your roof is exposed to the elements daily, regular inspections and maintenance can mean the difference between a safe, dependable roof and costly repairs. That is why it is recommended that you have your roof inspected on a regular basis.
If you notice damage to your roof following a severe storm, or even after powerful winds have blown through the area, it is recommended that a thorough inspection of your roof is conducted. Roof damage can include shingles that have been removed by wind, leaks caused by excessive amounts of rain, or gaping holes caused by a falling tree or other debris.
Damage that cannot be seen, however, is also a major concern. Ignoring it can cause moisture to damage wood and cause mold or mildew to grow, creating a completely new series of problems that you will have to deal with.
Although severe weather damage is one of the most common reasons for having a roof repaired or replaced, exposure to the elements over time will eventually mean that a new roof has to be installed in order to ensure the stability of the building. The type of material that you have on your roof will play a big role in determining when your roof should be replaced. For example, shingles have a life expectancy of about 25 years. Metal roofs can last for 50 years or longer. Regardless of what material you use, the fact remains that essentially every roof eventually needs replacing.
When it comes time to putting a service call out to your local roofing company, you can turn to the experts at Central Roofing for an honest and thorough inspection. Our contractors are knowledgeable and experienced in all matters pertaining to roof repair and maintenance and will work with you to discuss the kinds of materials you want to use, how the climate in your area will affect your new roof and what questions or concerns you may have in regards to keeping your roof properly maintained. Call us today at 763-572-0660 to speak to one our courteous representatives, or feel free to fill out our online contact form and we will return your message ASAP.