4 Causes of Roof Damage

4 Causes of Roof Damage jim amos contracting

Keep reading to learn about some of the causes of roof damage.

The roof is undeniably the most significant structure of any home. Roofs keep out the elements so you and your family are safe and secure. If you ever notice roof damage, it’s a problem that you want to address immediately. We’re not only experts at home remodeling or window replacement, but we can also repair your roof or install a new roof if necessary. Keep reading to learn about some of the causes of roof damage. 

Loose Shingles

The older your home is, the more likely that its roofing is aging too. After some time, roofs can become brittle and out of warranty. If you find that your roof has needed many repairs in a short period, replacement may be necessary, and we can assess that for you. 

Ignoring Existing Roof Damage

When you don’t address roof damage when necessary, some issues can worsen and cost more to fix. If you notice leaks or cracks, it’s best if you never prolong calling us. You should ensure that your roof gets annual inspections, a sweeping now and then, and ensure that gutters and downspouts are clean. If you prefer not to make the dangerous trek onto your roof, you can hire us to clean it. 

Inclement Weather

Inclement weather can do quite the damage to a roof. Ice dams are ridges of ice that form at the edge of your roof and prevent melting snow from draining off your roof. If untreated, ice dams can tear gutters and loosen shingles. Also, water that doesn’t drain properly can seep into your home. Plus, depending on the severity of the winter weather, hail can hit and hurt a roof. Wind and rainstorms can do the same. If you know that severe weather has damaged your roof, we suggest you don’t hold off on a roof repair. 

A Lot of Heat

The advantages and disadvantages of living in Maryland are that we get to experience all types of weather. Living in Maryland is ideal for the person who enjoys snow as much as a warm summer. However, unpredictable weather can take a toll on a roof. UV lights and intense heat can cause shingles to melt. This type of roof damage is avoidable by ventilating and insulating your roof and attic. 

For All of Your Home Improvement Needs, Call Jim Amos Contracting

Jim Amos Contracting has been serving the Anne Arundel County area for over 45 years. We apply our years of experience and expertise to every single job we do. We provide almost any home improvement service you can think of, from handyman services to complex home additions. Our business was built on our many return customers and referrals, so we strive for 100% customer satisfaction. We will get every job done right the first time, on time, and within your budget. Give us a call at (410)-349-1700 or contact us through our website today. Jim Amos Contracting is looking forward to the chance to become your new favorite contractor!

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