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Offline PeteS

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6 Most Common Roof Problems
« on: February 04, 2015, 03:59:12 AM »
1. The sun’s UV rays can cause a roof to deteriorate over time, especially asphalt shingles. They can dry, crack and blister, coming loose from the surface or actually falling off the roof. Once this happens there is little to protect the sheathing underneath and the roof is exposed to further damage from the elements.

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Re: 6 Most Common Roof Problems
« Reply #1 on: February 04, 2015, 04:04:17 AM »
2. Snow and ice can also take its toll on a roof. As the ice and snow melts it can make its way under the shingles and flashing and then as the water refreezes it can lift the shingles and flashing, making way for even more water to enter. If you live in an area that experiences freezing in the winter, it’s a good idea to check your roof every spring.

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Re: 6 Most Common Roof Problems
« Reply #2 on: February 04, 2015, 04:06:31 AM »
3. Wind is another serious problem for a roof. There doesn’t necessarily have to be a storm since even strong gusts on a sunny day can be enough to lift shingles or tear them off completely. Telltale signs may be pieces or even entire shingles lying on the ground.

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Re: 6 Most Common Roof Problems
« Reply #3 on: February 04, 2015, 04:08:41 AM »
4. Overhanging tree limbs can rub on a roof, abrading the surface of the shingles and wearing away the protective top layer. Branches can also fall on the roof creating even more serious damage. Tree limbs should be trimmed back away from the roof as much as possible and if a tree is close enough to pose a threat to your home, it should be removed.

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Re: 6 Most Common Roof Problems
« Reply #4 on: February 04, 2015, 04:10:21 AM »
5. Birds and other small forms of wildlife can actually do a lot of damage to a roof. Woodpeckers will make holes along the eaves looking for insects. Some of these holes can get quite large and leave the wood exposed to moisture that can lead to rot. Raccoons will pull up shingles and flashing looking for a way into the attic. Find ways to discourage the animals and repair any damage as soon as you notice it.

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Re: 6 Most Common Roof Problems
« Reply #5 on: February 04, 2015, 04:12:31 AM »
6. Insects aren’t just a problem for the foundation of a home but they can find their way up to the roof as well. Termites, carpenter ants and other gnawing insects will chew away and tunnel through the eaves and fascia boards around a roof. Insects are also what often attract animals in their search for food. Get rid of the insects and you may also solve the wildlife problem as well.

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Re: 6 Most Common Roof Problems
« Reply #6 on: September 03, 2016, 06:19:11 AM »
I agree with all the 6 points mentioned above. Apart from Sun UV rays, Snow and ice, Overhanging tree limbs problems, the most unwanted issues one need to keep in mind is, to beware of rodents who may damage to your roof. I would suggest to build a roof in such a way that no Rodent or any pest can enter inside and destroy everything in the house. Before this happens one should contact Professional Pest Exterminator to take Helpful hints on how to Prevent from Damages.
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