The average roofing system has a lifespan of about 20 years. During this period, there will be circumstances that will inevitably lead to repairs or even a full roof replacement. These include the following:
Ice and Snow
During the winter season, it is no surprise that ice and snow become the biggest threats to your roof’s overall health. Existing gaps on your roof will collect snowmelt, and once the temperatures dip below zero again, this melted snow refreezes and expands causing significant damage to the interior components. To avoid premature roof failure, be sure to have your roof inspected before winter sets in.
A bunch of leaves and twigs on your roof may seem like a benign thing, but don’t be fooled. Letting debris accumulate on your roof is a huge mistake as it can lead to rot. For this reason, it is important that you clean your roof regularly, especially if you have trees that are close to or are hanging over your roof.
If you live in a warm climate, ice and snow may not be something you’ll ever have to deal with on your roofing system. But strong winds can be a problem no matter where you live. Hurricane-force winds, in particular, can lift up shingles and even blow them off completely off your roof. The best defense against this is making sure that your roof is in good shape to begin with so that it can better withstand strong gusts of wind.
Whether you’re in need of a quick roof repair or are thinking about replacing your timeworn roof, turn to the experts at Christian Brothers Roofing. Give us a call at (270) 715-1999, or fill out our contact form to request a free appointment today.