Your roof helps protect your home from inclement weather, and keeping it free from any kind of debris not only improves its appearance, but is also vital in maintaining its integrity. Regular roof maintenance and making sure that debris that collects on your roof is promptly removed will help ensure that your roof reaches its maximum life expectancy.
Today, we talk about some of the most damaging types of debris commonly found on your roof.
1. Fallen Leaves and Other Organic Material
This is probably the most common type of debris that can be found on any residential roof. While seemingly benign, fallen leaves that collect on your roof can rot, trapping moisture. If left alone, a pile of wet, decaying leaves can cause your shingles to rot as well.
2. Tree Branches
Strong winds can cause large branches to break off and land on your roof, potentially causing punctures that can then pave a way for water to seep through your interior. Avoid costly roof repairs by regularly trimming trees that are close to your home. A tree with overhanging branches can not only damage your roof, but your siding and gutters as well.
A hailstorm can wreak havoc on your roof and other parts of your home. The impact from a falling chunk of ice can badly dent your roof and cause granules from asphalt shingles to come loose. When this happens, it can expose the asphalt layer underneath and severely shorten the service life of your roof. After a hailstorm, be sure to call in your local roofing specialist to conduct a thorough inspection of your roof.
For all your roof maintenance needs look no further than Pressure Point Roofing Eugene, LLC. We have been expertly maintaining and repairing roofs in and around Springfield, OR, for close to 30 years. Give us a call at (541) 688-7663, or fill out our contact form to receive a free quotation.