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Summerville Roofing: Article About Roof Replacement

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Even if you are taking extremely good care of your roof, there will likely come a time when you will need to have roof replacement services. We offer our clients the type of high quality Summerville Roofing services that you deserve. Our team of experts will also provide you with the information necessary to fully understand why roof replacements become necessary and how they are completed.

There are several signs that you can identify in order to determine whether you need a new roof. The presence of cracked, curling or missing shingles is an instant sign of trouble. Another indicator is peeling or blistering paint. An attic that leaks after periods of heavy rains is also a signal that you may be in need of a roof replacement.

Environmental factors such as wind, sun, hail and UV light can play a primary role in deteriorating your roof's top coat as well as its underlying layers. While these environmental factors can make roof replacement necessary, having routine maintenance checks done can extend the life of your roof and decrease the likelihood that a new one will be required.

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Although natural elements such as wind and rain are common factors that contribute to roof erosion, it is important that you recognize the role that more extreme weather activity can play in causing your roof to deteriorate. For example, ice dams can cause roof erosion when snow begins to melt near the ridgelines of roofs that do not have adequate ventilation (warm roofs). Once the water begins running down the roof and to the overhang, it starts to cool and will eventually freeze. If this melting and freezing process continues, an ice dam can be created. The ice dam can not only trap water, snow or other debris on your roof, it can also permeate the roof's shingles, seep through the decking, and finally leak into your home.

In order to prevent an ice dam from forming, it is important that you have a well-ventilated roof. Additionally, you can have impermeable water and ice membranes installed beneath the roofing material. You can also temporarily prevent the onset of ice dams by using electric cables near the eaves of your roof as this is typically where the ice dams form.

Regardless of the preventive measures that you take to keep your roof in excellent condition, it is quite likely that you will need to have your roof replaced at some point. However, having routine maintenance inspections and ensuring that the course of your roof is excellent can help extend the life of your roof.

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