Why You Should Not Neglect Your Roof

Panton roof inspections

Landscaping, HVAC filters, clean range hood filters, and drainage are things typically checked regularly by homeowners. Despite the diligence of homeowners,  roofs are often neglected and for good reason – they’re hard to access.

Reasons To Check Your Roof

Your roof is constantly under stress from various forms of precipitation, wind, and varying temperatures:

  • Various roofing materials decompose at different rates – composite or asphalt shingles require more attention
  • Roof underlayment can decay faster than the roof shingles themselves
  • Constant exposure to harsh conditions: strong winds, precipitation, and varying temperatures

Potential Consequences Of Not Inspecting Your Roof

Here are the risks that come with the lack of roof maintenance:

  • Mold
    Mold is commonly found on homes in humid areas. They are more prevalent in summer. Dark streaks are signs of mold build up.
  • Quicker deterioration of roof
    Existing damages can expose more material to external forces causing a compound affect that accelerates the deterioration of your roof.
  • Dry rot
    Dry rot is the result of  fungi growing and feeding off of wood. This can be the result of moisture, dirt, and wind, all of which can spread the spores of the fungi.
  • Leaks
    Exposed and damaged material can allow rain water to penetrate the home. This is not only unpleasant in the moment, but can lead to the effects listed above.
  • Insect infestation
    The lack of inspection can lead to the overlooking of holes within your roof, allowing ants and other insects to enter the home.
  • Wet insulation
    Roof insulation sits underneath the roof membrane. Moisture that gets into the insulation can lead to saturation, which will result in replacement.

 

Take precautions to prevent these problems from happening to you. Schedule an inspection with us today!