Roofing systems are tough and durable by design. Whether you have an asphalt or metal roof, it can withstand the elements at varying degrees and still come out virtually unscathed in many cases. However, even the sturdiest roof will eventually succumb to wear and tear and need to be replaced. In this post, Gulf Coast Roofing discusses three common reasons why roofs fall apart and eventually require replacement.
Your roof is constantly exposed to the harmful rays and heat of the sun. Even on cloudy days, there are still UV rays that could contribute to the deterioration of your roofing system. Over time, constant sun exposure causes the oils in your roof to dry up, making the material to become brittle. And with regular exposure to the sun’s heat, this deterioration can be accelerated. The roof eventually loses its waterproofing capacity and flexibility, meaning leaks are inevitable.
Whether you have an shingle roof or a slate roof, the lifespan of your roofing system will be cut short if you don’t invest in proper maintenance. Make sure to clean and inspect your roof on a regular basis. After a storm, have it checked by a professional to ensure it hasn’t incurred any damage.
Damage to Roofing Components
Again, it’s important to have your roof inspected regularly. This way, you can detect any problems or damage to roofing components that you normally don’t see or aren’t able to pay close attention to. Damage to parts like the shingles, flashing, sealant and underlayment can affect the performance and longevity of your roof.
Gulf Coast Roofing has experience in various construction projects. We specialize in different types of roofing including shingle, metal and flat roof systems. To learn more about our services, call us at (850) 465-7663 or fill out our contact form.