How Weather Affects Roofing
Regardless of where you live, the roof of your home takes a beating from the weather. If you have recently gone through a spate of severe weather, then you should look for damage that includes missing or broken shingles, cracks, dents, holes, and leaks. In addition, high winds can bend, curl and tear away shingles. This, in turn, can cause damage to the bonds that hold a roof together. No matter what you need, the team at El Paso Roofing Co. is ready to help!
Winter Roofing Damage
While ice and snow are pretty to look at and fun to play in, it can cause a number of problems for your roof. In addition to falling ice and snow that can damage the lower parts of your roof, you can also end up with problematic ice dams and icicles that can cause leaks that may damage the interior of your home. Moreover, snow that accumulates along the eaves of your roof can become heavy and put pressure on the structural integrity of the roof. Narrow eaves can cause walls to be covered with ice and eventually deteriorate.
How Hail Damages Roofing
Not only can hail dent any and all metal that helps secure your roof, it can also cause the granules of the asphalt to be compromised or knocked off, deterioration through dents and dimples, and can even crack the tiles if the hail hits hard enough. Additionally, a straight on hit will cause more severe problems. Therefore, the angle of the hail, caused by the wind, combined with the pitch of the roof will impact the severity of the damage.
Summer Storms and Roofing
Prolonged exposure to high temperatures can cause damage to your roof. It depends on the direction your roof faces, as you may be more exposed to the sun for longer periods of time. Extended exposure to extreme heat can cause cracks or curling to occur in the shingles which can lead to deterioration in the weak spots of your roofing.
How to Minimize Weather Related Roofing Damage
Many homeowners choose to take it upon themselves to clean and maintain their roof. However, it can be dangerous when attempted without the proper tools and know-how as you can end up falling from the roof and injuring yourself, or cause irreparable damage to your roof. Therefore, when it comes to cleaning and repairing your roof, it is best to call a professional roofing contractor. Not only do they have the experience to get the job done, they also know how to use the latest tools and methods.
Choose El Paso Roofing, Today
If you are in the El Paso area and believe that your roof has sustained weather related damage, call EP roofing. They have been covering the area for over 30 years.