No roof is invincible and over time it will start to decay. But this process will happen even faster if you don’t do regular repairs and maintenance. If you notice any problems with the shingles or gutter system, it’s time to talk to a roof specialist.
Your roof will spend its lifespan outdoors, which means it will be exposed to elements like rain and wind, as well as pests. Regular maintenance is vital if you want to extend the lifespan of your roof and make it last as long as possible.
Below are some common causes of roof damage:
- The weather
Your roof takes on the external elements so you don’t have to. In return, all you have to do is repair it when it’s damaged. Rain and hail will take a toll on your roof and those who live in windy climates will have to pay even closer attention since the wind can be a real threat as well.
- Birds and pests
Rodents can squeeze through smaller holes than you might imagine. As for ants and termites, they can go wherever they want to. The pests that are mostly responsible for roof damage are birds and rats. It is no challenge at all for them to make their way up your gutters or siding with the goal of creating a nest. They finally start to slowly burrow through your roof shingles until you have a pest problem in your home.
- Neglecting regular repairs and maintenance
Even the most robust roofs need to be maintained or it will become more vulnerable to the constant wear and tear of the elements.