During its use, your roof is subjected to various factors that facilitate deterioration. These factors include continuous exposure to harsh weather conditions and impact from debris (falling branches and debris carried by strong winds and storms), which can lead to roof damage that requires repair.
You, of course, know that a roof shelters you from bad weather. The burden of the harsh weather is borne by your roof, meaning it wears slowly. To prevent this wearing or to slow it down further, various measures are applied to your roof. Some are applied while the roof is being built, while others are applied after installation. The measures applied after installation form what you call roof maintenance measures.
Sheet metal roofing is painted to prevent damage from harmful UV rays and water, which leads to corrosion and rusting. After installation, it is inspected regularly for signs of damage so that repairs can be applied as early as possible. After installation, tile roofing is cleaned and treated to prevent mould growth. You can also purchase tiles that are pre-treated.
Mould Growth On Your Roof
Mould can damage both the aesthetical (your roofing tiles become ugly to look at) and functional (tiles become weak and crack, break or crumble leading to leaking) aspects of your tile roofing. Mould might also spread to the inside part of your roof and get into your ceiling. This leads to the destruction of your ceiling and might require extensive and expensive repair services. If you inhale the mould spores, you can suffer from respiratory problems.
You should contact a mould remediation specialist as soon as you notice any mould growth on your roof. It is not recommended to get rid of mould by yourself, especially on a high surface like your roof. You might not do it perfectly because you lack the right pieces of equipment and you might fall off your roof.
Rust and Corrosion
If your sheet metal roofing gets corroded, you might notice leaking, which means your belongings might get damaged by rainwater. A leaking roof should be repaired as soon as possible before the hole becomes bigger, your timber trusses start to rot and your expensive belongings get soaked and permanently damaged. If a repair cannot be done, you might be required to replace the damaged part.
If you usually collect water through a gutter system, you should know that gutters get damaged as well. You can come across sheet metal gutters and plastic gutters. Sheet metal gutters share the same damage as sheet metal roofing, which includes rust and corrosion that cause holes. If you notice any such damage, contact a sheet metal gutter repair specialist.
Plastic gutters are considered more durable than sheet metal gutters. Their damage is mostly caused by impacts and the sun's harmful UV rays. If you notice discolouration or cracking, contact a plastic gutter repair specialist.
To learn more, contact a roofing company.