Many things can cause various types of roof damage. Before you reap the cost-saving benefits of Roof Maxx treatments, our technicians perform a roof tune-up. The goal is to get your roof back in the best possible condition before applying our treatment. That way, your entire roof is protected from leaks, wood rot, and extreme weather for years to come. Let’s take a look at the most common types of roof damage that our tune-ups will address.
Loose, Broken, or Missing Shingles
Of all the different types of roof damage, this is by far the most common that we see. Causes of shingle damage can vary widely depending on the age of your roof. You home’s overall age and location also play a major role in the lifespan of its shingles. Shingles will naturally harden and become more prone to damage as they age. However, shingle damage can also be caused by storms, high winds, and falling debris. It’s vital to fix damaged or missing shingles quickly as they can lead to leaks, structural damage, and a shorter roof lifespan. Addressing this issue is precisely why Roof Maxx treatments were formulated in the first place.
Cracks and Punctures
Modern roofs are quite resistant to many hazards. This is especially true with proper maintenance and periodic Roof Maxx treatments. However, strong impacts from hail, animals, and tree branches can lead to deep cracks and punctures. Weaker areas of the roof such as seals, flashing, and moisture barriers receive most of this damage. These types of roof damage can also be caused by things like carelessness and poor installation. Unfortunately, some roofers cut corners when repairing or replacing shingles. They may use low-quality tools and materials and may be in a hurry to finish the job. During our roof tune-ups, we take our time to properly seal all leak-prone areas like cracks, punctures, and nail pops.
If your roof leaks, one of the most common causes is weak flashing. What exactly is roof flashing, you ask? This term refers to thin pieces of metal installed on roof joints and beneath shingles. The goal of flashings is to create a moisture barrier that greatly increases water resistance. However, if they’re not secured properly, problems will naturally arise. Additionally, the tar that seals them can corrode over time, causing many issues down the road. It’s important to repair this damage right away to avoid leaks, mold, mildew, and roof failure. Sealing all exposed nail heads on vents and flashing is a top priority during our roof tune-ups. We always double-check the condition of leak-prone areas before applying our Roof Maxx treatment.
You’ve probably heard that it’s important to keep your gutters clean. This is because they can cause water to sit in pools on your roof, which can lead to flooding. Not only is this unsightly and hazardous, it speeds the rate at which your roof takes damage. In rare cases, clogged gutters may also cause damage to your home’s foundation. Blocked gutters are important to address during a roof tune-up prior to applying Roof Maxx. Our experts remove any dirt, leaves, or branches to restore water flow to gutters and downspouts. We recommend cleaning gutters at least every spring and fall. If your property has a lot of large trees, it may be better to clean them every few months.
There are many things that cause different types of roof damage like sunlight, high winds, storms, trees, and a lack regular maintenance. Our tune-ups are designed to address these issues, helping maximize the quality of your roof before the application of Roof Maxx. If you’d like a free roof assessment in Lincoln, or surrounding Nebraska areas, feel free to contact us. We’ll gladly review the condition of your seals, shingles, flashing, and gutters at your convenience.