Protecting Your Roof

Your roof is one of the most important parts of your house — it protects you and your family from the elements and helps to keep your home cool/heated. When a leak starts in your roof, it can be costly to fix. Worse yet, if water gets into your ceiling or walls, mold can start growing, and that could lead to some significant structural damage! In this blog post, our experts at TruBlue Roofing are going to talk about 6 things that are ruining your roof!

Cheap Roofing Material

You should always use high-quality materials when replacing or repairing sections of a roof because cheap material will not last long and make leaks more likely. This can be a problem if you’re changing your roofing material, but it also means that the material on your existing roof is probably not high-quality. If there are any leaks or other problems in your current roof, contact us today to get them fixed!  You should never try to repair leaky shingles yourself. You could do more damage than good, and you also run the risk of getting hurt in the process. The experts at TruBlue Roofing can patch up your roof so that it’s watertight again without any hassle on your part! That way, you won’t have to worry about leaks or expensive repair bills. We’ll even make sure to fix any damage that the leak might have caused so you won’t need to worry about further problems down the line. We want your roof to last as long as possible! To learn more, give us a call at (919) 589-7290 or contact us.

Sun Damage to Your Roof

The sun has a powerful effect on your roof. It can do two things: 
  1. cause the roofing material to become brittle and less effective 
  2. create an environment that allows moss and lichen to grow
This is not a good situation because the roof will start leaking water into your home, which could lead to mold growth if there’s any standing water in your ceiling or walls.  The best thing you can do is make sure that the shingles are installed properly at all times, so they don’t curl up from exposure to sunlight. If you notice any curled-up shingles, don’t wait! Contact us today so we can help fix them before they get worse!   You can also find out more by checking out this blog post: “Summer Roofing Issues: Humidity Damage.” 

Snow and Ice

Snow and ice can cause a lot of damage to your roof. From additional weight to water getting into places where it shouldn’t be. Snow melts, and the moisture can seep into tiny cracks, causing mold, mildew, and even rot in your home’s structure. Sometimes moisture can soak insulation and cause mold growth.  For this reason, you should always remove snow and ice from your roof as soon as possible to avoid any problems with moisture seeping into the wrong places. If you notice that there’s an area on your roof where water has been leaking for quite some time, it might be because of a build-up of snow and ice. 

Wind damage to roofing

Several things can cause wind damage to your roof. For instance, when strong winds hit a tree’s branches, it could cause them to break and fall onto the roof itself, which will lead to expensive repair bills as well as an unsightly mess.  You should also be aware of sudden changes in the weather, such as intense storms with high winds that tear at the roofing materials and cause damage. These kinds of problems can easily occur even when you’re not expecting them, so it’s important to keep a close eye out for any changes to the shape of your roof.  
  • Tip: If you’ve got a flat-type roof that is held in place by nails or screws, then there’s no need to worry about it. However, if your roof has tiles and is placed together with mortar, the wind might be able to pull them apart and damage the roofing. This is why you should hire a professional to do it, and there’s usually no need for any further repairs. 
 Sometimes strong winds can cause unexpected problems with your flat roofs, so make sure that you keep an eye out for any changes in shape or movement of tiles as this could be an indication that there’s an issue. If you find that your roof has sustained damage due to strong winds, make sure that the repairs are carried out by people who know what they’re doing and can do it quickly so there are no further problems like leaks or other issues with water getting in where it shouldn’t be. 

Tree Branches

Tree branches might not seem like a big issue, but they can cause all kinds of problems. For instance, if the tree is particularly close to your roof and has strong winds, you could end up with broken tiles or damage in other areas. If there’s an overgrown branch that’s touching your house, then it can push on the roof and cause damage. You should also be mindful of trees close to your home because strong winds might break branches or pull them away from their original position, which could lead to water leaking into places it shouldn’t. 

Moss and Lichen

Moss and lichen can grow in areas with little airflow or dampness, which is why they might start to appear on the roof itself. These problems are only made worse when water gets into cracks that it shouldn’t be because once moisture has seeped through then, you could end up with leaks.  If you notice that moss and lichen have started to grow on your roof, then it’s important to do something about it as soon as possible because they will continue growing if not dealt with. Luckily some professionals know precisely how these problems can be fixed so that they won’t come back anytime soon.  If you notice any bubbled areas, faded or otherwise damaged, then it’s time to call your local roofing contractor. The good news is that the experts at True Blue Roofing can give you an estimate on fixing up these spots, so they look as good as new! We also offer asphalt shingle roof replacement and roof repair. To learn more, give us a call at (919) 589-7290. 

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