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How to Prevent Deterioration and Expensive Roofing Repairs

roofers building a roofAs an experienced roofing contractor, our company has been installing and replacing all sorts of roofs for many years. Over that time, we have watched as roofing materials develop and evolve. However, the biggest threats to a modern roof remain the same as they were for the last hundred years. As a homeowner, you need to know what your roof is vulnerable to so you can protect it. That’s why we’ve decided to share some of our expertise with you. Here is what you should look out for:

  • Naturally, a roof’s biggest enemy is the weather. This is the reason for making roofs and houses in the first place. It’s also the cause for a lot of roof repairs. As you may know, extreme temperatures, excess moisture, and so on, can severely damage your roof. So, what you need to do is check out your roofing material’s properties and try to protect it from deterioration.
  • Another aspect of the weather comes in the form of wind. It causes mostly mechanical damage. It can loosen up asphalt shingles and rip out entire rows of them. To prevent that, you need to monitor the condition of the shingles. They need to be properly nailed and glued at all times. If the nail heads start popping out, then you need to hammer them down before the wind rips them out.
  • Other hazards include natural disasters such as hurricanes, floods, tornadoes, earthquakes, and so on. You can’t really be prepared for such things unless you reinforce your roof or your entire home. What you can do is maintain a sturdy roof.
  • Lastly, hiring an incompetent roofer or general contractor can result in a poorly built roof. In such cases, it is likely to encounter various problems. If those problems persist, then you may need to hire a better roofing company to fix any flaws and defects that may be giving you trouble.

If you’re located anywhere in Louisville, KY, then Dura Group Roofing Company is the company for your needs! We are available for calls and appointments at (502) 324-4141.


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