Different types of roofing have varying levels of strength and durability. However, you can be sure that most roofs are designed to meet safety standards and last a long time. Unfortunately, some circumstances can lead to roof damage or premature wear. In such cases, a roof repair may be needed. But if the issue is already beyond fixing, you might want to start planning for a replacement. Below are some of the most common reasons why roofs deteriorate to the point where they need to be replaced.
Lack of Maintenance
The longevity of your roofing is largely dependent on the quality of care it receives. So, if you don’t invest in regular and proper roof maintenance, you can expect your roof to develop problems early. That said, schedule roof inspections and cleaning on a regular basis and after a storm. This way, you can get ahead of any issues that may compromise your roofing.
It’s already a given that roofs will be constantly exposed to heat and ultraviolet (UV) rays, which can hasten or contribute to their deterioration. Sun exposure can dry up the oils in your roofing and cause the material to become brittle. Over time, it loses its flexibility and waterproofing. And, in that case, a roof replacement would likely be in order.
The importance of roof inspection can’t be stressed enough. Through these routine checks, you can spot problems or damage, which can potentially compromise the safety of your roofing and your entire home. Pay close attention to the shingles, flashing, underlayment and sealant. Any damage to these parts can have a serious impact on the performance and longevity of your roofing.
Tony’s Roof Care is a family-owned and -operated company that takes pride in superior workmanship and customer service. Whether you need help with the typical leaking roof or a roof heavily damaged by storm, our team can ensure quality services. Call us at (253) 841-7779, or fill out our contact form to request a free estimate.