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Four of the Biggest Threats to Your Home’s Roof

A working roofing system provides your home with insulation, protection from inclement weather, and rainwater diversion. If your roof gets damaged, your home may become vulnerable to structural issues, water seepage, and other problems. Here are four of the biggest threats to your home’s roof.

Falling Trees

Fortunately, not every home is at risk from falling tree trunks, limbs, and branches. But if your home is near several large trees, you may want to consider trimming or removing them. Heavy debris from falling trees can crack, puncture, or even destroy your roof. Light debris from leaves and twigs can build up in your gutters and cause rainwater to back up.

Pooling Water

Even if your gutters are clean, your roof may still be at risk of allowing rainwater to pool, which can cause seepage or significant structural damage. Flat roofs or roofs with old, sagging sections are particularly vulnerable to pooling water. If you notice water building up after it rains, schedule a roof inspection as soon as possible.

Sunlight and Wind

Extreme heat and light from the sun can wear away at your roof over time, as can strong winds from storms. Because homes in Florida are often exposed to sunlight and intense winds from powerful storms and hurricanes, local homeowners should have their roofs inspected and repaired regularly.

Clogged Gutters

Over time, tree branches, leaves, dirt, dust, and pollen build up in gutters. When the water from rain can no longer flow off of a roof, it can back up and lead to interior water seepage. This can quickly cause serious problems like mildew, mold, and structural damage, which may not be immediately visible if they occur in the attic or inside the walls.

Maintaining a healthy roofing system protects your home from bad weather, extreme temperatures, and water damage. ANC Roofing Inc. offers a full range of roofing installation, repair, and insulation services to residents of Winter Garden and the Orlando metro area. Request a free estimate or call 407-654-4500 to learn more about our services.


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