Updated: Apr 6
From pesky critters to storms, and everything in between, there are many reasons why your Texas roof may experience damage over the years. Some things are within your control, while others are not, especially when it comes to Mother Nature.
Knowing how to spot signs of damage and getting the right roofer to help fix your roof is important. Lets go over the Top Five Causes for residential roof damage.
If you’ve lived in Texas for any amount of time you know that we have severe storms that blow through all year round. From damaging winds, rain and even hail, these can all cause potential damage to your roof. High winds can cause your asphalt shingles to rip off leaving your home vulnerable to leaks. While hail can damage shingles and cause leaks to form around it. Make sure to always get your roof check out after a big storm. Small holes can cause huge problems over time.
2. Lack of Maintenance
Routine maintenance is important for a healthy and long lasting roof. Chances are, you haven’t looked at your roof in a few months, maybe even a few years. It is recommended that you have your roof inspected at least twice a year, during spring and fall. If you are unable to climb onto the roof, check it out from the ground with binoculars. If all else fails, call in a professional roofer, they will be able to spot damages that may not be visible to you. By having routine inspections you are protecting your biggest investment, your home.
3. Poor Installation
Improper installation can cause a number of problems for your home. When choosing a roofing company make sure that they use top quality materials and have a life-time workmanship guarantee. Some roofing companies cut corners which can cause potential damage to your roof. Roofs have 7 layers of protections, and it is important to install each one correctly to ensure no damage comes to your home. Remember, just because the roofer you are going for is the cheapest, doesn't mean they are the best. Cheap roofers are cheap for a reason.
4. Flashing Issues
Roof flashing is a thin metal material that roofers place around areas of your roof like vents, skylights and chimney. This is put in place to direct water away from these areas. If your flashing is damaged or missing this can cause water to get in and cause leaks. When checking on your shingles, don't forget to check the flashing protecting your roof.
5. Aging Shingles
Last but not least, your roof's age can cause some problems. Over time your asphalt shingles will start to break down and become brittle. When your shingles become damaged this can cause potential problems to the other layers. Making sure your shingles are in good repair is important. It is your first line of defense to your home.
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Have a question about your roof? Contact us at 817-805-5260 for a free no obligation roof inspection.