The idea of a ‘threat’ usually implies something seriously scary, like the boogieman or your partner’s reaction after you forgot to pick up milk on the way home. At first, you might consider the biggest threat to your roof something like an aerial strike, or nuclear warfare… but you’d be getting ahead of yourself here. In contrast, the real threats are a lot more commonplace and, upfront, less scary. In reality, however, they present a much larger threat to the integrity of your roof than any war or bombing does.
So, before you go digging a bunker in your backyard, preparing for Armageddon, let’s take a look at the real threats to your home’s roof and the practical measures to overcome them.
1) Clogged gutters
Clogged gutters seem pretty harmless at first. A couple of leaves here, a bit of rainwater pooling up there… surely this can’t have serious implications for your roof, right? Wrong. Clogged gutters can be a serious threat to your home’s roof if you neglect them.
Gutters are designed to divert rainwater off your roof. If they’re clogged, the rainwater pools up and stays there. This causes your gutters to rust, and invites unwanted pests like insects and vermin to make a home out of your roof. Installing new gutters is a costly job – one that could be easily avoided by scheduling regular gutter cleans by a professional.
Moss is another case of, ‘Eh, all roofs have it so it can’t be that bad’. While you may actually like the way moss grows on your roof, in the long term, it’s going reduce the life of your roof tiles. Moss retains moisture which can lead to leaks, cracks in your roof tiles and hindering the drainage of your roof. Getting your roof high-pressure cleaned is the best way to remove moss and prevent it from coming back.
3) Nearby trees
If there are large trees dangling over your roof, they’re always going to be a threat to your home. Falling limbs due to storms can cause serious damage to your roof and, even worse, cause fatal injuries to anyone nearby. Consider removing trees that have limbs dangling over your property.
And, finally, possibly the largest threat to your home’s roof is neglect. Get your gutters cleaned, your tiles cleaned and your roof inspected by a professional on a regular basis. They’ll be able to spot when something isn’t quite right with your roof and give you the best solution to keep your roof in tip top shape.
Don’t let your roof fall prey to these threats! Get in touch with Melbourne’s best roof maintenance team at Royce Roofing. Providing quality results at competitive rates, Royce Roofing are a team of professionals who take great pride in their workmanship. Grab a quote and get an inspection of your roof today.