The performance of a roof should be one of the main concerns of any homeowner, considering that the indoor safety and protection from weather largely depend on the roof.
It is good to know that the best roof you can have is not necessarily the most expensive; it is the roof designed to withstand local climate, using high quality materials and installed flawlessly by a reputable Colorado Springs roofing company.
Factors that negatively impact the performance of a residential roof include:
Sun the most damaging factor to a roof, in the long run. Constant exposure to UV radiation causes deterioration of roofing materials and premature aging of the roof.
Trees with untrimmed branches hanging above or too close to the roof are a damaging factor. Leaves will accumulate more frequently in the gutters, not to mention that high winds can cause branches to fall on the roof and damage shingles and accessories.
The worst enemy of any roof remains the rain. Water infiltration, no matter how small and insignificant, is an emergency and requires very prompt repairs, otherwise the roof degradation will advance quickly and in a very unfavorable way for you.
A poorly ventilated roof loses its insulation properties and causes decay and damage.