While your roof is considered the most important part of your home exterior as it is what protects your property as a whole, it also needs the same level of protection to last long. Have you noticed your system weakening and rapidly aging? Roofing contractor Genesis Roofing, LLC will tell you more about the reasons why this happens.
- Rain. Moisture is considered the root cause of most roofing dilemmas. Normally, rainwater should slide off your roof and into the gutters, which will then divert it to the drains. However, if your roof was damaged or the gutters are clogged, water might infiltrate your roof and cause leaks and other possible defects.
- Hailstones. Small or large hailstones can damage wood shakes, slate, and even metal roofs. It is advised that if your area frequently experiences such circumstances, hail-resistant class 4 shingles would be a smart investment for roof replacement as they’re equipped to withstand both hail and wind damage.
- Ultraviolet Damage. Similar to any object, UV rays can slowly degrade your roofing system over time. When this happens, your shingles may warp, allowing cracks to form on their surface. As a tip, you are urged to purchase and have light-colored roofing shingles installed. The closer a shade is to white, the more heat and UV rays it reflects.
- Wind Uplift. This is created when pressure builds up from under your roof and is greater than the pressure above it. The resulting pressure against the structure may be strong enough to push shingles or roofing membranes upwards.
In need of a roofing company for replacement or roof repair services? Genesis Roofing, LLC will provide you with a free estimate. We proudly serve communities in Central Iowa, including Clive, Des Moines, Johnston, Waukee, Urbandale, and surrounding areas in IA. Call (515) 303-2753 or submit a form to contact us today. We look forward to working with you.