One of the main responsibilities of your roof is to protect your property and its occupants from natural threats. Over time, however, your roof can sustain damage due to a multitude of factors – one of which is debris, including the following types:
- Tree Branches
Strong, powerful winds can rip branches and limbs off old, overgrown trees. If these sharp, pointed pieces of wood come into contact with your roof, they can tear off your shingles and even puncture the protective membrane of your system. This is why it’s crucial to keep large, overhanging trees surrounding your property trimmed down so they won’t brush against your roofing during storms.
Sharp-hitting hailstones are one of the worst kinds of debris that can inflict damage to your roof. This is because the damage it does is often hidden. For example, while hail may not rip off shingles, it can wear down their protective granules and leave cracks on their very surface. Once hail damages your roof, there’s a good chance that leaks will develop in the future. Be sure to keep a close eye on your roof after a hailstorm event to address issues before they turn into serious, more costly problems.
- Building Components
When blown by strong winds, antennas, nails, shutters, vents, bits of masonry and other shingles can cause notable damage to your roof. If it looks like your roof was hit by a building component during a storm, immediately call for an inspection instead of waiting for an issue to take place down the line.
For top-rated roofing and siding services, turn to Hill Roofing Corporation. Our experienced professionals deliver industry-leading products and outstanding customer service to ensure the comfort and satisfaction of our clients. Call us at (703) 570-7745, or fill out our contact form to request a free estimate. We serve Arlington and Manassas, VA, and surrounding areas.