The roof is one of the most integral components of any building so it is important to always keep it in the best possible condition. While there are many things that might possibly harm your roofing system, there are certain types of debris that every homeowner needs to watch out for, including the below:
1. Tree branches: Strong winds can cause large branches and even entire trees to be blown down, which can do some serious damage. Trees that are too close to your roof or any part of your property can also be a real issue as overhanging branches can scrape against roof shingles and remove layers of asphalt on windy days so it is always a good idea to trim them regularly.
2. Man-made objects: Extreme weather events like tornadoes and hurricanes can severely damage your home. The United States has more tornadoes than any other country in the world, and the debris from these tornadoes can be launched nearly 20 miles. The impact from sharp and heavy objects, such as shards of glass, bits of masonry and other household items, can cause severe damage, especially when thrown by the wind at very high speeds. When things settle down after a tornado, it is important to contact a roofing specialist right away to assess any damage done to your roof or siding.
3. Fallen leaves: While not the most obvious kind of debris when we think about what might damage our roof, something as seemingly benign as fallen leaves can cause huge problems if left unchecked. An accumulation of wet leaves on your rooftop can rot and clump together, trapping even more moisture, which can then seep through your shingles and cause them to rot as well.
4. Hail: The most obvious effect of hail is its impact when landing on your roof, which can cause your shingles to crack or get punctured, creating a path for water to seep into your building. Hail can also wear down most roofing materials and shorten their lifespans. When a hailstorm occurs in your area, it is vital that you let a professional immediately examine your roof for any kind of damage as even small holes can cause major leaks later on in your system’s lifespan.
A debris-free roof is a happy roof! Always clear away any debris as soon as possible to avoid any headaches down the line. When damage does occur, make sure you contact a specialist to have your roof properly examined.
Need to have your roof inspected? Turner & Sons Roofing & Siding LLC is your trusted partner in all things roof and siding related. Feel free to give us a call at (860) 346-7405, or fill out our contact form to schedule a consultation today. We serve clients in Middletown, CT.