Your roof is more than just the shingles or tiles that you see every time you step outside. In fact, a good roofing system will have no fewer than seven important components that keep you and your family safe from the harshness of Mother Nature. While even the most basic roof is built to last, it does not mean that it is completely impervious to the elements. In today’s post, a trusted residential roofing contractor shares three of the most vulnerable components of your roof and gives a few tips to help keep them in good shape.
Your roofing shingles are the most exposed part of your roof and, as such, takes the most damage from the weather. Most roofing problems begin and end with your shingles. Anything from high winds to hailstones can cause damage to them so you should always be proactive when it comes to its maintenance. A good rule of thumb is to have your roof thoroughly inspected by a professional at least once a year.
Flashing refers to the thin pieces of metal that are used to protect leak-prone areas in your roof such as around chimneys, skylights, or vent pipes. Needless to say, damaged flashing will make it easier for rainwater to seep into your roof causing leaks. To avoid a leaky roof, be sure to hire a residential roofing services provider to check them out regularly along with other parts of your roof.
3. Ridge Vents
A ridge vent is an air exhaust vent installed on the peak of a roof. Because they are located at the very top of your roof, leaks are more likely to form in this area. To make sure that they are waterproof, you can examine them from the inside of your attic. If there are moist areas or stained wood around them, be sure to call in an expert right away.
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