Severe weather can take a significant toll on your roof’s performance and longevity. That’s why, as a homeowner, you need to know how to deal with the various threats to your roof’s overall health. Diamond Roofing Specialists, Inc. discusses further.
Storms characterized by high winds can affect your asphalt shingle roof in many different ways. The force is enough to lift the damaged shingles up, causing them to detach from your roof and be blown away as debris. Once this happens, the whole system becomes exposed to possible water intrusion, increasing the chances of leakage. As soon as the windstorm ceases, get in touch with your trusted roofing contractor for a thorough assessment. If you are planning to replace your roof soon, you can minimize wind damage by investing in asphalt shingles with high wind-resistance ratings.
In addition to wind damage, your roof may also be vulnerable to water intrusion as a result of clogged gutters and downspouts, as well as standing water on the surface of the roof. Fortunately, this can be prevented through routine maintenance. Make sure you clear away all of the debris collecting on your roof. As for your gutters, you can either have them cleaned regularly or invest in a gutter protection system.
Intense outdoor heat can be detrimental to your roof, especially if the attic isn’t well insulated and ventilated. When this happens, heat can easily build up inside your attic, causing the shingles above to blister, crack or buckle. The longer this problem persists, the more your roof will deteriorate to the point where you’ll be required to replace it. The good news is that this is preventable – focusing on your attic’s ventilation allows you to minimize heat buildup and ensure air circulation.
For top-notch residential roofing services, turn to Diamond Roofing Specialists, Inc. You can count on our experienced and certified team of roofing professionals to get the job done right. Call us at (203) 754-7884, or fill out our convenient online form. We serve homeowners in and around Waterbury, Watertown and Danbury, CT.