Your roof is the most important component of the exterior of your home. To the less experienced, it appears to be a slab of shingles laid nicely down the length of the roof. To the experienced roofing contractor, your roof is a complex structure that must be constructed with precision, installed without flaw, and maintained to keep you and your family dry and safe.
When you consider potential roofing issues, the most common concern is leaks. This is a very valid concern as even a small leak could lead to a major amount of damage in a very short period of time.
Surprisingly, proper ventilation is extremely important to the longevity of your roof. Adequate air circulation is an integral component to your roof design and helps regulate temperature and moisture within the attic. When properly ventilated, your home’s temperature will be better regulated, and your roof will last longer!
Think of your gutters as an extension of your roof. They serve to channel the rainwater away from your home. When leaves and debris collect in the gutter, the water does not flow as designed. Water can back up and overflow and potentially seep behind the eaves or running down the exterior. When left clogged for too long you are a risk of leaks and structural damage.
When a storm hits your roof, your shingles are the first line of defense and take the brunt of the damage. High winds can loosen or tear shingles, drop heavy debris on the roof leaving dents and cracks in the shingles where leaks can begin. If you and your roof have been through an unusually strong storm, it is a good idea to have that roof inspection you have been putting off. A good roofing company will be able to access your roof’s condition and evaluate the urgency of repairing any damage.
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Trust your roof to your local roofing expert, Harlan Roofing. We have been serving the greater Sacramento area for over 15 years, providing excellent service and superior products.