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Mike Lofaro Thu, Sep 01, 2016 @ 02:45 PM 1 min read

Has Your Roof Lost its Ooomph???

If it’s been a while and your roof isn’t looking quite the same here are some reasons why -

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Rain and snow – The number one enemy is moisture! It can damage its structure, cause mildew, rot decking and even damage your insulation.

Sun – Even though summer is somewhat brief around here – the sun is out year round. Its rays can damage roofing material over time.

Wind –High Winds doa number on your roof. Lifting shingles, pulling them away and curling from the roof - reaching the underpayment and can lead to significant structural issues and create leaks.

Hail – Can dislodging tiny protective granules that protect your home from damaging UV-rays and affect your roof’s water-shedding properties.

Moss – Moss and algae can thrive if your roof is somewhat shaded. These plants can cause wood rot and structural damage over time.

Overgrown trees -Tree limbs and leaves can become a serious problem puncturing your roof and blocking gutter systems.

Typical asphalt roof shingles can be expected to last 20 or 30 years depending on what they’re made of, weather conditions, quality of installation and maintenance. To prolong the life of your roof, regular roofing & gutter inspections should be a part of your regular maintenance.

Uncover those visible and hidden signs of damage through regular roof inspections. We recommend that only professional roofers climb up on the roof, so have your roof inspected by a contractor you can trust to provide an honest assessment. Your local roofer can assess any damage. uncovering potential problems and suggesting steps you can take to increase the lifespan of your roof. And if there are any minor repairs that need to be handled, you’ll be glad to have caught them before they caused significant damage. Homeowners should have inspect their roof annually - especially if the roof is 15 years old or older. Starting off fresh with an exceptional product like Certainteed Landmark roofing will guarantee your home’s roof will last for decades!

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