The essentials of roof care
The roof on our head acts as a silent hero rescuing us and our precious belongings from harsh weather conditions like heavy rains, intense heat, high winds, and harsh hailstorms. Doing so, the roof itself undergoes some damage. Listed here are some most common factors that cause damage to the roof over a passage of time:
- Corrosion: Roofs are made up of many different materials like wood, metal, cement, fiberglass, copper, slate, and asphalt. These materials are prone to corrode at parts like chimneys and vents. Usually the corrosion is the result of prolonged exposure to heat or moisture. The task of cleaning rusty roof components is not an easy one and should better be left to professionals.
- Weather conditions: Hail storms, rain, wind and even the sun rays can cause damage to the roof over a passage of time. Therefore experts recommend that the roof should be inspected carefully after every season and repair works should be performed during spring and fall in order to avoid hassle in harsh weather conditions.
- Insufficient maintenance: An average roof lasts for about 20 years but still the life depends on the care that you take and the maintenance the roof receives. Inspection should be carried out at least once a year in order to ensure that the roof is in proper condition.
- Age: Like living beings, roofs also age. As the roof ages, it becomes vulnerable to damage more often and requires frequent repairs. It is estimated that an average roof needs to be replaced after 30 years because it had been through a lot of damage and weakening by then.
Roof Masters is a Chemical Roof and Pressure Cleaning business serving Palm Beach and Martin Counties. Roof Masters is the oldest Chem-Wash company in the Southeast. We are licensed and insured and have been in business since 1998. Call us at (561) 630-7826 for a free estimate.