3 Preventable Things That Can Cause Water Damage to Your Roof

fwejhWater damage is one of the main threats to your roof, and the leaking that comes along with it can damage personal belongings, and compromise the structural integrity of your home. Here are four preventable problems that can cause water damage to your roofing in Dunkirk, MD.

Ice Dams

Ice Dams are caused when snow melts and flows underneath the top layer of snow and refreezes, usually down near the eaves. When the rest of the snow melts, they will prevent the water from draining into your gutters properly, which can damage your roof.

The best way to prevent this is to have ice and water protection installed when you replace your roof.

Loose or Missing Shingles

If your shingles are damaged or missing in large patches, water could be getting underneath, damaging the rest of the shingles, and causing your roof to leak. Regular roof inspections will help you monitor your shingles for damage. Your roofing contract can fix small problems before they become a major water damage disaster.

Clogged Gutters

Gutters are often overlooked when performing roof maintenance, but they serve a very important function. Your gutters are designed to prevent water damage by collecting the water off of your roof and draining it away from your home. If the gutter system is clogged with leaves and debris, the water won’t drain properly and can damage your roof.

To prevent this, take the time to clear your gutters of debris – especially in the fall when dead leaves can fall into the gutters and clog them.

These three problems can be prevented with regular roof inspections and maintenance. If your roof becomes too damaged, contact Ace Home Improvements, LLC for a full roof replacement.