Given the huge role your roofing system plays to keep your home safe and damage-free, you’ll want to make sure it remains in good shape all year round. But inevitably, your roof will deteriorate to the point that it will need replacement. Here are some of the primary culprits.
Ultraviolet (UV) Radiation
Wear and tear due to sun exposure begins on your roof the moment it is installed. Under the sun’s UV rays, free molecules of oxygen will fuse with the heated hydrocarbons in the asphalt shingles, starting the deterioration. Because the sun dries out the oils of the roof, the material becomes dry and brittle until it eventually loses its waterproofing ability.
Thermal Shock (Contraction and Expansion)
Did you know the roof expands and contracts every day? The heat from the sun causes the system to stretch during the day, while the cold temperatures at night can make it contract. Compared to the roof membrane, the flashing and drains (which are typically made of metal) are affected more by this constant movement, causing them to pull away from the roof assembly. Expansion and contraction can also lead to splits in the roof – an indication you need new roof installation services.
While wear and tear will cause your roof to fail over time, lack of maintenance can accelerate them. Clogged drains, massive roof leaks, damaged flashing, and shingle blow-offs–these are just some of the roofing problems that, once they appear, will need a prompt solution. Overlooking them just allows for extensive damage that can lead to an early roof replacement.
The smarter and better solution to a deteriorated roof is a complete replacement. Willi Roofing Services can help you with this. Aside from gutter repair services, we can also handle your roof replacement needs. We are a GAF Master Elite® company, allowing you access to some of the highest quality shingle roofing systems available today. Expect only decades-worth of superior weather performance when you turn to us for your roof upgrade. We proudly serve Pflugerville, TX, and the surrounding areas. Call us today at (512) 394-8234, or fill out this contact form to schedule your consultation.