Roofs can stand up to a lot, but not to everything – the harmful effects of the weather as well as neglect can all damage them. According to expert Denver roofing companies here are some of the most common ways that roofs get damaged:
- Storm damage – strong sunshine, winds, heavy rain, snow and hail can all damage roofs. The wind can sweep off roofing components, water, whether in liquid or frozen form, can enter areas where it harms the roof components made from materials sensitive to excessive moisture, while the impact caused by hail stones can cause mechanical damage, such as cracks, displacement, chipping, dents and curling. The sun’s rays are not gentle on roofs either – solar radiation can weaken the material that the roof is made from, fading its color and making it prone to developing rust, corrosion and leaks;
- Neglect – this is another very common cause of roof damage. Most forms of deterioration start as small and easy to remedy problems. However, if the roof owner neglects roof maintenance duties, the small initial problems usually aggravate very quickly, turning into severe damage that can affect not only the roof surface, but the deeper, structural layers of the roof as well as the attic underneath.