Each winter, your home is exposed to various forms of roofing damage from snow, wind, ice, and freeze-thaw conditions. Here are some recommendations to help you take the best care of your home's roof this winter.
Clean Up After a Storm
A lot of roof damage can happen during and after a storm in your area. Heavy winds can blow loose roofing materials and can leave debris on your roof that will hold in moisture against the shingles that cause rot and moisture damage.
Homeowners face many concerns when it comes to maximizing their property's value and cutting costs. Homeowners often accomplish this by investing in energy efficiency solutions such as window insulation and HVAC repairs. However, there are many energy-efficient options that homeowners often overlook.
Optimizing your home's energy efficiency through the use of specialized materials can play a starring role in enhancing the energy efficiency of your home. For that reason, architectural sheet metal has emerged as an increasingly popular choice for homeowners that are seeking to enhance their home's energy efficiency.
Commercial roofing damages are expensive because apart from the roof repair costs, there are more costs incurred in business downtime, inventory damage, and poor brand image. Proactive maintenance seeks to avoid damage instead of scrambling to fix the roof after damage. For example, regular roof inspections can identify problems such as damaged flashing and have it replaced. There are several advantages to proactive commercial roofing maintenance.
1. Reduce Repair Costs and Time
Balding shingles is a phenomenon where the protective layer of gravel on the surface of asphalt shingles comes loose. You can often spot the signs of balding from the ground, as gravel will build up in gutters or along the dripline under the eaves of your roof. Without this gravel, your shingles aren't properly waterproofed and they will be prone to leaks.
Age is the number one reason for shingle balding.
While far less common than slopes or peaks, many existing or newly built homes continue to use flat roofing materials on all or part of the structure. Newer homes are more likely to use more durable flat roofing materials made from ethylene propylene diene monomers, commonly called EPDMS or rubber membranes, however, older homes are more likely to have built-up roofs, sometimes called BUR flat roofs. These are comprised of layers of hot tar and small stones to achieve a watertight surface.