We have said it before, and we will say it again, the roof of your Tulsa home is the first line of defense your house has from all the elements. This is why roofing materials are durable and built to last and withstand all it comes into contact with. That being said, there are still some major threats to your roof that may require maintenance in order to keep it in good condition.
Roof Maintenance In Tulsa
From our roof maintenance experts, here are just a few threats to your roof that you should be aware of so that you can take the preventative steps necessary to avoid major damage to your roof.
Clogged Gutters: Rain gutters are vital to ensuring that water is drained off of your roof and away from your home. When gutters get clogged by the build-up of leaves, dirt, and other debris, it blocks the flow of water. If water builds up in the gutters, it can lead to roof leaks, rot, and deterioration. The good news is this is one threat to your roof that is the most avoidable – it just requires some effort. To prevent clogged gutters, consider cleaning them out in the fall and again in the spring.
Ice Dams: Speaking of gutters, when water sits in your gutter and freezes, it forms ice dams. Snow and ice will inherently build up on your roof in the winter, but when ice dams form they block drainage and prevent other snow that has accumulated from draining off your roof. This can cause shingles to lift, which allows moisture underneath your roof and into the attic. You can consider installing snow guards or heated gutters to prevent ice dams from forming.
Wind: Wind speeds greater than 20 miles per hour can begin to threaten your roof. Heavy winds can cause damage to your roof and result in it tearing off or lifting. This will leave areas of your roof exposed and at risk of further damage. After wind storms, inspect your roof for damaged or missing shingles so you can get them repaired as soon as possible.
Trees or Low-Hanging Limbs: When low-hanging limbs touch or are near your roof, they can pose serious threats of damage. Wind, snow, and heavy rain can add extra weight to limbs that can dump excess water onto your roof or, worse case scenario, break off onto your roof. Falling trees can cause cracks in your roof or even holes. Maintain branches and limbs that hang low or near your roof to help avoid any catastrophes.
If all this maintenance seems overwhelming or too much, our roof maintenance experts can help. For more than 30 years, Decor Construction has been a leading provider of roof maintenance services in Tulsa. We know how to address and manage the threats to your roof, and can set up a maintenance schedule specific to your needs. We provide the most advanced solutions to extend the life and performance of your roof, no matter the size of composition. The best plan you can have in place to keep your roof safe is to call the roof maintenance experts at Decor Construction to maintain your roof.
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