When it comes to taking care of your home, it can be easy to overlook your roof. You may not even give it a second thought- until it starts to leak. But your roof does more than just keep you dry when it rains and warm when it snows. It plays a vital role in preserving the condition of your property as well, which is why proper care is important. From gutter cleaning to roof repairs and full roof replacements, we offer services to maximize the condition and value of your roofing system and will work with you to select the proper material and colors to maximize the look of your home and the durability of your roof for years to come.
One main function of your roof is to provide protection from water damage. As large amounts of water from rain or melted snow accumulate, an effective drainage system directs water from your roof and diverts it away from the structure of your property. Different roofing materials and well-maintained gutters and downspouts contribute to the effectiveness of a drainage system, which can prevent a multitude of issues (and thus, costly repairs) including:
Roofs can also provide insulation that allows your home to retain heat in the winter or cool air in the summer. Not only does this help keep your house at a comfortable temperature, but proper insulation and ventilation are also critical to the health of your roof in order to prevent weather-related problems. One such problem occurs when heat escapes through the roof, melting the snow at the highest point of the roof. As the melted snow flows down the roof, it refreezes and collects under shingles, which adds stress to your roof and affects the condition of your shingles and drainage system. Certain materials can improve the insulation and ventilation of your roofing system.