The simple fact is that roofs aren’t built to last forever. They have a lifespan and over time, they will begin to show signs of wear and tear. Furthermore, the elements, from rain to snow, can have a negative impact on the longevity of your roof. Still, proper maintenance and inspection, cleaning gutters, and making repairs can extend the life of your roof. Let’s take a look at some of the reasons that your roof may be deteriorating.
Your roof is in the path of all the elements including rain, ice, snow, hot temperatures and hail. The harsh elements can impact the structure of your roof. Rain and snow, for example, can cause the buildup of moisture that can damage insulation and create mildew and rot. Sun exposure can cause shingles to break down gradually, while hail can loosen the protective granules that act as a barrier against the damaging rays of the sun.
Neglecting to inspect your roof amounts to taking for granted your home’s first line of defense against harsh elements. You may think that you are saving money by not properly maintaining your roofing, but the short and long-term effects could prove far more costly. Leaks, mold growth, pest infestation can all break down the protective advantage that your roof provides. Taking care of small issues as soon as they are detected can prevent major repairs and extend the life of your roof.
All roofing contractors are not created equal, and so it’s important to hire a contractor that has solid experience installing roofs. Improper installation and repairs can lead to unwanted problems like a quickly deteriorating roof. Signs of poor craftsmanship can include excessive patching, uneven shingles, missing underlayment, visible stains on shingles and leaks. If the installation is of a poor quality, the roof will be more susceptible to damage.
All roofing systems have a lifespan even if they are marketed as durable and top quality. An old roof will show signs of deterioration, especially one that is more than 15 years old. Weather conditions can chip away at the life expectancy of a roof as well, speeding up the aging process. Cracked sealant, curling shingles and missing shingles are all signs of an aging roof.
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The right roofing contractor can help you with a new roof replacement and guarantee protection for your home. If you are looking for a roofing contractor who will install your roof the right way, reach out to our team at (781) 879-3406 or by filling out our online contact form! We look forward to hearing from you!