Having a roof over your head is something you might not spend much time thinking about in day to day life. And you’ve probably spent even less time considering the well-being of the roof over your head. We all know the Texas heat is no joke, particularly in the summer when temperatures average 95 degrees regularly on the high end. So what effect do the elements and especially the high heat have on a roof? And what can you, as a homeowner, do proactively to ensure you get the most life out of your roof as possible?
- Broken or Missing Shingles – Most commonly due to weather, broken shingles allow water to get underneath them and can potentially lead to a leak. If the broken or lost shingle was covering a seam between other shingles, you are at a higher risk for a leak to cause damage to your home. What may seem small at its inception can eventually cause thousands of dollars in damage if not repaired properly.
- Poor Installation – Like any job, you want to be confident in the quality of the work you are paying for. As the saying goes, ‘You get what you pay for’. For something as protective and necessary as the roof your family lives under, you want to make sure you have a contractor with a great track record and a high quality work product. Be sure to ask for references when considering a contractor.