IMPORTANCE OF ROOF MAINTENANCE
Your roof protects you from the natural elements such as water, rain, hail, snow, and the heat. It’s important to keep your roof regularly maintained for optimal longevity. Over time, your roof begins to deteriorate preventing it from doing its job. Neglecting to provide regular maintenance will significantly decrease the lifespan of the roof, creating irreparable damage leading to the need for roof replacement.
Many homeowners fail to realize just how damaged their roofs are until it’s too late. A damaged roof is not only unsightly, it can also depreciate the value of your home by thousands of dollars. It’s imperative that the upkeep of the roof structure is maintained to avoid costly repairs in the future. Costs for roof replacement range from $4,000 to $15,000 depending on the materials used to complete the project.
TYPES OF ROOF DAMAGE
A roof leak could be a sign of an even larger problem. Oftentimes, roof leaks happen after there’s been wood damage, insulation damage, attic damage, and Etc. Roof rot is caused by excessive moisture produced by high humidity and poor ventilation in the attic and roof. Roof rot compromises the integrity of the roof deck and sheathing. With roof rot left untreated, the entire roof is at risk of collapsing. Heat damage is caused by extended exposure to the heat. The exposure creates cracks in the shingles rendering them damaged and ineffective.
ROOF MAINTENANCE AND CARE
Check the condition of your roof at least twice a year. Have a professional from Annapolis Roof check your attic and roof for cracks, roof leaks, and mold. Roof maintenance is crucial in protecting the structure of your home. If there are trees that hang over your roof, have them trimmed. Debris and leaves left on the rooftop can cause algae and decay leading to roof rot. Check the insulation in your attic for tears and wet spots.
ROOF REPLACEMENT TIME
If your roof is at least 20 years old, it may be time to consider replacing it. If the shingles are cupped and curled they are no longer in good condition. Large spots of granules are missing or bald spots in the roofing is a sign that you may need to replace. If there are leaks inside the home and signs of mold.
If there are signs of irreversible roof damage, Annapolis Roof specializes in all types of roof replacement