How to Know if Your Roof is Damaged.

Have you noticed something may be wrong with your roof, or maybe just recently encountered a heavy storm? Give yourself peace of mind and save money down the line by getting your roof checked for damage and problems for free by Anchor Roofing.

Other Types of Damage That
May be Affecting Your Roof.

Mold, Moss, and Other Types of Growth

Mold, moss, and other types of growth on roofs can lead to roof material degradation and may cause allergic reactions or respiratory problems for occupants. These growths retain moisture against roofing surfaces, which exacerbates wear and can lead to leaks.

Clogged and Damaged Gutters

Clogged and damaged gutters impede proper water drainage, potentially causing water to back up and damage roofing, siding, and foundations. Furthermore, the added weight from debris and standing water can cause gutters to pull away from the roofline, leading to costly repairs.

Dipping or Curving Roof Deck

Dipping or curving of a roof deck, often indicative of structural issues, can lead to water pooling and increased stress on the roofing system. This sagging can compromise the integrity of the roof, potentially leading to leaks or complete roof failure if left unaddressed.

Ice Dams During Winter Months

Ice dams during winter months can form barriers at the edge of the roof, preventing melting snow from draining and leading to water seeping under shingles and into the home. The weight of ice dams can also cause damage to gutters and the roof structure itself.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Your Questions About Roof Damage Prevention Answered

What causes ice dams to form on roofs?

Ice dams form when heat from the attic melts snow on the roof, which refreezes at the eaves. Inadequate insulation and poor roof ventilation can exacerbate this issue.

Can moss and mold on my roof be more than just an aesthetic issue?

Yes, moss and mold can retain moisture against the roof, which can erode roofing materials and lead to leaks, as well as potentially causing health issues for some individuals.

What are the risks of having clogged gutters?

Clogged gutters can cause water to back up, leading to potential damage to the roof, siding, and foundation, as well as overflow that can create hazardous icy conditions on the ground below.

Why is my roof deck dipping or curving?

Dipping or curving, also known as sagging, usually indicates structural issues, such as weakened rafters or trusses, and can lead to water accumulation and potential collapse if not fixed.

How can I prevent gutter damage?

Regular cleaning and maintenance, installing gutter guards, and ensuring proper installation and attachment can prevent most gutter damage.

What are the signs that my roof has suffered from wind damage?

Signs of wind damage include missing, lifting, or broken shingles, as well as granules accumulating in gutters or downspouts.

How can I tell if my roof has hail damage?

Hail damage may be visible as dimples or circular cracking on shingles, or more subtle signs like loss of granules and exposed roof mat.

What should I do if I notice shingle granules in the gutters?

Some granule loss is normal, especially on new roofs, but excessive amounts can indicate that your shingles are aging and may need to be inspected by a professional.

Can a leaking roof lead to structural damage?

Yes, chronic leaks can rot wood framing and sheathing, degrade insulation, and even lead to mold and mildew growth within the structure, compromising its integrity.

How can I prevent natural element damage to my roof?

Regular inspections, proper ventilation, quality roofing materials, and prompt repairs after weather events are key to preventing damage from the elements.

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