Some homeowners can’t help but wonder what are the worst things that their roofing system can run into, for all the right reasons. After all, you want to be on the lookout for these issues if you want to get the most performance and life out of your beloved roofing system. In this blog, Empire Roofing & More, the leading home remodeler and roofer in the area, shares the three biggest enemies of your roofing system.
Hail storms are something you should definitely watch out for because hail stones can cause dents in metal shingles, or splitting in wood shakes or shingles. When it comes to asphalt shingles, the impact caused by hailstones can cause cracks and gaps that will allow air and water to infiltrate your roofing system. It can also knock off the protective granules of your shingles, reducing its weather resistance.
Another issue roofers will warn you about is wind damage. When high winds hit your exterior walls, the force is directed upwards, causing the shingles near the roof eaves to lift up. As time goes on, the shingles will loosen up to the point where strong gusts of wind will tear them off completely. To ensure your roof is in good condition to handle these kinds of forces, make sure that you have roof inspections at least twice a year.
Snow and Ice Damage
While snow on your roof might seem picturesque for your home, it can actually cause serious problems. The additional weight caused by snow and ice can put a heavy strain on your roof’s structure. It can also increase the risk of ice dams forming on the eaves and gutters.
Empire Roofing & More is home to top-notch siding installers and roofers in the area. Our team of home improvement professionals is committed to providing you with high-quality products and craftsmanship. To learn more about our roofing and siding options, give us a call at (412) 999-7135 (Allison Park) (412) 414-1570 (Cranberry Township). You may also fill out our contact form to request a free estimate. We serve homeowners in Wexford and Pittsburgh, PA.