Your Roof-An investment that really pays off.Those of us that reside in Southwest Kansas can be sure of one thing, extreme weather changes! If you don’t like the weather just wait a day, it will change. As we are cozy inside our homes our roof is over our head like a protective umbrella to our house. It is taking the hot sun, strong winds and when we are lucky some moisture! It is one of the largest expenses involved in home ownership and easy for us to ignore or put off. 1994 was the year when many homes in our area were replaced due to a large and damaging hail storm. Time goes faster than we think and many of those homes are well overdue for roof replacement or repair. Insurance companies and appraisers are requiring roof inspections for new purchases. Take a minute and a close look at your own roof and don’t hesitate to call a qualified roof inspector or roofing company to do an assessment of your roof. Your roof may already require maintenance or repair.
- Sun: Heat and ultraviolet rays cause roofing materials to deteriorate over time. Deterioration can occur faster on the sides facing west or south.
- Rain: When water gets underneath shingles, shakes or other roofing materials, it can work its way to the roof deck and cause the roof structure to rot. Extra moisture encourages mildew and rot elsewhere in a house, including walls, ceilings, insulation and electrical systems.
- Wind: High winds can lift shingles' edges (or other roofing materials) and force water and debris underneath them. Extremely high winds can cause extensive damage.