When you live in Washington state, you need a roof that can withstand the local rainy climate without developing moisture damage. There are many ways that rain water can harm a roof.
A wet roof provides a breeding ground for mold, moss, and algae growth, and water that seeps underneath shingles or roof tiles can cause wooden roof decking to decay or rot. Once roof decking decays or rots, your roof can begin leaking, and a leaking roof may require expensive repairs or a total replacement.
If you plan to replace your roof soon, then read on to learn four tips for designing a moisture damage-resistant roof.
If you own a home, you know how important it is to keep your roof in good shape. Your roof shields your family and possessions from the elements and protects the interior and exterior of your home — including your home’s foundation and walls — from water and other damage.
Unfortunately, you may believe some common roof misconceptions that keep you from properly maintaining your roof and/or making an educated decision when replacing it.
Read on to learn about four common roof myths and the truth behind them.
Myth #1: A Layer of Debris Cannot Harm a Roof
You may occasionally glance at your roof and realize it is covered in debris, such as leaves and twigs, and think that this debris is harmless. While leaves and other debris may not cause immediate damage to your roof, the moisture this debris holds onto can damage your roof over time.
As the weather starts to cool and autumn approaches, taking the time to prepare your home for the coming winter months is a good idea. Planning ahead and starting fall projects will put you in great shape for winter when it arrives, and with the roof, making sure that it can withstand the winter weather is critical. Discover what you need to do to prepare your roof for winter.
Inspect the Roof
A roof inspection is key to addressing pressing issues before winter weather sets in. Learn about what you should inspect.
Shingles or Roofing Material
Shingles that have damage on them need replacing before they start to leak. If the shingles become loose, water can get under them, and when the weather gets cold enough, the water can freeze.