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Roof Repair Tips: What Factors Can Harm Your Roof?

Roof Repair Tips: What Factors Can Harm Your Roof?

With the wind howling for hours every day and ice and snow covering your Towson home, you might not want to even think about the prospect of roof repair.

With the wind howling for hours every day and ice and snow covering your Towson home, you might not want to even think about the prospect of roof repair. But when the weather is at its worst, you have to even more vigilant in making sure your home’s roof can withstand the barrage of precipitation it encounters. Watch out for these environmental factors and maintenance mistakes that can ruin your roof.

Severe Temperature Changes

During the depths of winter, you probably won’t have to worry about to weather jumping from below freezing to eighty degrees. In fact, when the wind chill makes it feel like it is negative ten degrees outside, jumping to unseasonably warm temperatures would be a welcome relief. But even as the sun goes in and out of the clouds, the temperature will rise and fall throughout the day. The changing heat levels cause your roof to experience expansion and contraction, which can eventually cause damage to your roof, and necessitate roof repair.

Ventilation Issues

How well-ventilated is your home? Even if you have plenty of windows for each level of your home in Towson, you’ll also want to inspect the condition of your attic. If you don’t often visit your attic, it can grow dark and dank, and be quickly overrun with mold infestations. Also, if your attic isn’t properly ventilated, your home’s energy efficiency score will suffer. These conditions could hasten the need for roof repair since the wood frames in your attic could decay. The wood decaying is much more likely in hotter weather, but that doesn’t mean you should completely ignore it during cold weather as well.

Neglected Maintenance

No matter what, you should never neglect maintenance for any area of your home. This advice goes double for your roof – the longer you wait, the more expensive the prospective roof repair process will become. Even the best roofs will fail when they aren’t cared for on a regular basis. If you’re a Towson homeowner, you can’t overlook the value of having professionally-done roof repairs conducted for your home. So, if you need these services, give us a call today.

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