The Areas Of Your Roof Most Susceptible To Damage

By October 10, 2017Information

Damage to your roof is unavoidable, regardless of how invested you are in its maintenance and care. Although your system can suffer numerous issues in its lifetime, there are certain areas that are more susceptible to damage than the rest. Fortunately, these can be easily identified and repaired by professionals. Nomad Roofing, the top eavestrough repair expert, discusses each one in detail:

The Areas Of Your Roof Most Susceptible To Damage

Gutters

Your gutter’s main job is to protect your home’s structural integrity by directing water away from it. The problem is, leaves and debris can easily clog your system, blocking the flow of water. When it rains, this then causes an overflow that can damage your home or result in mold and mildew growth that compromises your roof’s condition.

Soffit

The soffit can refer to the exposed area beneath the hanging section of your roof eave or the finished surface below your fascia. It has small holes that improve air circulation in your attic, preventing rot in your sheathing and rafters. Since it’s constantly exposed to water, soffits are usually made from vinyl for improved moisture resistance. Over time, however, it can develop cracks and holes that provide entry points for water and small animals. It can be dangerous to check this area for yourself, so call Nomad Roofing for an inspection. Depending on the extent of damage, we may have to offer you a new soffit installation.

Flashings

This component is responsible for sealing the edges of your roofing system, perimeters, valleys, and walls, preventing water from entering your system. Harsh weather and oxidation, however, can cause your flashing to deteriorate, so you should have them checked regularly. Depending on your roofing type, flashings are usually aluminum or steel for excellent durability.
With the right solutions, you can easily avoid the problems associated with the areas mentioned above.If the issues are discovered in their latter stages, however, we can offer you a new roof estimate to ensure your home’s continous protection. Turn to Nomad Roofing for all your roofing needs. We serve Sherwood Park and the surrounding areas in AB. Learn more about proper roof care by calling us today at (780) 686-8386. You can also schedule a roofing consultation.