As your home’s primary defense, your roof is prone to environmental and weather-related damage. To understand how wind, torrential rainfall, hail and other elements can affect your roofing system, YES Contracting Services, a roofing construction company in the area, discusses how these can all affect your roof’s performance.
Since high winds do not hit your roof evenly across the surface, damage often occurs at the edges, corners and ridge lines of the roof. The wind can also get under a small piece of shingle, which can curl or rip the entire material from the roof. Moreover, asphalt shingles are susceptible to shingle uplift. This occurs when strong winds create a suction effect and lift the shingles from the roof, loosening the nails holding them down.
Many homeowners tend to ignore the holes in their roof, thinking they’ll stay as they are. Any gaps, however, no matter how small they may be, can result in leaks. These are a cause for concern, especially during storms. Water can enter the interior through the holes, which can damage the wood components and insulation in your attic.
The pellets of hail that hit your roof may dislodge your roof’s granules, which can affect its energy efficiency. These can also cause cosmetic problems to your asphalt shingles and affect your home’s curb appeal. After a hailstorm, get in touch with your roofing contractor to detect hail-related damage.
Discolorations and black streaks on your roof are a sign of algae growth. This is a type of bacteria that feeds on mineral nutrients, such as calcium carbonate in limestone used as asphalt shingle filler.
YES Contracting Services offers roofing and general contracting services to help protect your home from the elements. Call us today at (423) 702-4000 or fill out our online form for a free estimate. We’re Johnson contractors serving residents of Johnson City, TN, and other nearby locations.