Did you know that as many as 35% of all roofs do not reach their life expectancy? There are many factors that can cause the life of a roof to be cut short. But there is something that you can do that will help them reach their full life span.
5 Common Causes of Roof Failure
There are 5 common causes making up over 80% of all roof failures. Number one by far is poor workmanship. Adams Roofing Professionals participate in regular training from the manufacturer to insure the quality of our installation is what they recommend. The second leading cause of roof failure is poor design. Not all roof designs are created equal and some designs need special attention. Faulty materials and weathering is the third cause of the failure of a roof. Occasionally the materials used will be defective or react negatively with the elements. Various types of weather can also have an effect on the life of your roof. The fourth cause is trapped moisture or mechanical damage. This can be due to improper attic ventilation. Roof traffic is the final of our list of 5 common causes of roofing failure. Walking on any type of roof puts the surface at risk of damage due to the potential of compromising the materials used on your roof.
Having your roof inspected twice a year and implementing any recommended repairs can help extend the life of your roof as much as 50% longer than if you only had it looked at once you experienced a leak in your home. Documenting any maintenance done on your roof provides you with a written history of your roof and its repairs. This in turn can help you create a budget and plan for the future needs of your roof.
Advantages of Roof Maintenance
Actively maintaining your roof will extend the life expectancy of your roof. It can also minimize your roof’s life cycle costs because you are not replacing your roof before its time. Having a qualified roofing professional inspect and maintain your roof can protect all your roofing warranties – materials, labor, and workmanship.