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Make Sure Your Commercial Roof is Ready for the Heat


Summer is essentially here and with it comes heat that can be damaging for your commercial roof. Flat surfaces like commercial roofing are always hit hard by summer heat waves and if you are not prepared, you may end up with serious damage and expensive replacement projects.

Make Sure Your Commercial Roof Is Ready for the Heat

UV exposure over extended periods of time weakens your roofing and reduces its ability to serve as a barrier. Heat also causes seams to come apart and cracks to form along commercial roofing surfaces. Once the heat wave passes and the weather cools, any rain in the forecast will enjoy making its way through these cracks and you end up with serious damage. The first thing to prepare for the hot summers is to fully inspect your roofing system, internally and externally. Identifying if there are already any problems will mean less expensive repairs down the road. Fixing problems early will save money and protect your investment. Be sure to work with a qualified and experienced roofing contractor to ensure all potential problems are identified. The signs that may indicate that your commercial roof may need repairs include:

  • Cracks, blisters, or punctures in the roof membrane
  • Discolored or water-stained walls and ceilings
  • Cracks in walls and parapets
  • Raised or deteriorated areas on the walls below the roof deck
  • Nails or screws coming through the membrane
  • Loose, damaged, or buckled flashing
  • Damaged or missing caulking along masonry panel joints
  • Gaps in caulking around any units on the roof (chimney or HVAC)
  • Bald or bare spots where UV reflective granules are missing


Regular inspections before the summer will allow you to identify any of these problems before the heat arrives. You will have time to get any damage repaired and make sure that your roofing will be able to withstand any heat. Inspection and regular maintenance is also the best way to extend the life of your commercial roofing, so you get the most from your investment. Call us today to schedule an inspection and we will get your commercial roof summer-ready before it is too late.

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In Case a Wildfire Comes Near Your Building…



Wildfires spread quickly. The sun’s heat or any small spark can start a fire that quickly burns through neighborhoods. With the recent dry weather, much of the brush that surrounds housing is dried out and is easily set alight. Large areas of trees and brush are fuel for a fire and sadly, there are commercial buildings, homes, and neighborhoods that may fall along the path of a fire’s destruction.

5 million acres burn each year in the United States and the damage caused costs millions. Not to mention the devastation to families and business owners. Depending on the wind, the average fire can spread up to 14 miles per hour and can change direction quickly. Breezes and winds can throw embers long distances threatening any area within miles of ablaze. And this could be your house. There are three main factors that will impact how a fire moves and whether your property will be in danger or not.


This includes brush, trees, and grass and the amount of available fuel in an area is called the fuel load for a fire. Smaller fuel loads cause slow-burning fires that have low intensity, but when there is a lot of fuel, a fire will burn hot and quick and spread faster. To reduce the amount of fuel around your property you should create a 30-foot safety zone around your house by:

  • Use less flammable vegetation
  • Remove plant debris (broken limbs and fallen leaves)
  • Remove climbing vines attached to your walls
  • Regularly cut grass and prune trees


The temperature has a direct impact on wildfires because heat is one of the key factors in the fire triangle. Brush or fuel receives heat from the sun which dries and as the temperature heats up, these fuels ignite. Wildfires typically start in the afternoon when temperatures are highest. The wind is an additional factor that influences fires but it is unpredictable. Winds give fire oxygen to burn which can accelerate fires faster across the land. Wind also throw embers which can cause spot fires to develop in additional locations. You cannot control the weather but you can be aware of it. Low humidity indicates drier ground and more fuel available for fires.


How the land is laid out can affect whether fire burns or is halted. Fires move quicker uphill so the slope is important. The smoke rises uphill which heats the land ahead of fire making it easier to ignite. If you live on a hill, then it is important to create safety zones as well as secondary zones to ensure there is minimal fuel around your building. By interrupting the fuel source, a fire cannot burn.

Final Thoughts

Along with taking these steps to protect your property from a wildfire, you should also have an evacuation plan in place. Make sure you know everything that you will need to take with you should you have to leave. You also need to have several escape routes as there is no way to predict where a fire will go. Being prepared and knowing what can influence a fire is the best way to protect your property.

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California Laws on Hiring Unlicensed Contractors

Adco) California Laws on Hiring Unlicensed Contractors.

Due to a variety of different reasons, including cost-related, hiring an unlicensed contractor to undertake construction work might seem to be an ideal option, but this is not the case in California. In this state just as it is with other states in the United States, there is a strict law present prohibiting such action from taking place. There are several consequences that a property owner and an unlicensed contractor might face, hence why it is suggested not to consider the services of an unlicensed individual no matter how much experience he or she might have under the belt. Contrary to popular belief, just because an unlicensed contractor has experience, this does not mean you would be in good hands. This is not a guarantee under any circumstance.

California Laws on Hiring Unlicensed Contractors

Underground Economy Is Affecting California in Great Measure

The licensing board in California considers the hiring of an unlicensed contractor to be a devious underground economy. This type of contractor is not complying with state regulations in more than one aspect. By not being licensed, it reflects that he or she is not properly trained to undertake any type of professional-related work. Any mishap that takes place could cause severe damage. There is an abundant number of unlicensed contractors in California who have lost time and money after undertaking a job, as they ended up not getting paid as specified in the verbal contract they had with their respective clients. No matter how much they beg, these contractors will never see a dime coming out of their clients’ pockets. The reason is due to not being able to take clients to court because they were not licensed in the first place. Being an unlicensed contractor is definitely a risky “profession” that is not worthwhile. It is best for them to go the extra mile and undertake all the necessary steps to become licensed and thus feel more assured that their services will be taken seriously.

Consequences for Undertaking Work as an Unlicensed Contractor

Unlicensed contractors cause public harm and undermine the economy in the state of California and the profession itself. For these reasons, there are severe penalties being enforced to put a halt to this type of activity. A contractor without a license might end up being charged with a misdemeanor accompanied by a jail sentence of up to six months and a fine of $5,000. Administrative fines might also be faced by an unlicensed contractor, which could range from $200 to $15,000. The government always goes after their money to teach them a lesson, hence why the high fines. Felony charges may be faced by those unlicensed contractors who lie to their clients by informing them that they are licensed and thus are more than equipped to undertake the job at hand, or if he or she conducts work in an area that has been announced to be either a state or federal natural disaster.

Consequences for Hiring Unlicensed Contractor

Property owners play a part in the underground economy when they opt to hire an unlicensed contractor; thus, they also might suffer consequences. The property owner can find himself in hot water due to not complying with OSHA safety regulations of California. In case an unlicensed contractor has an employee who ends up being injured in the property owner’s space, this individual could file a lawsuit against the homeowner due to violating the law of hiring a contractor without a license. There are numerous individuals who thought their homeowners’ insurance would aid them in their legal matters, only to find out this was not the case. There is no way insurance would be able to help you if the accident that occurred revolved around an illegal situation.

Placing a Halt to Unlicensed Contractor Practices

The state licensing board has implemented more than a handful of strategies to place a halt to this type of practice. They have put into place several sting operations in California in order to identify and find unlicensed businesses and contractors who are hurting the economy with their illegal practices. The LEVEL program was put into place to aid state agencies in prosecuting them. It has been noted that government agencies are concerned with the type of work unlicensed contractors are providing. Since they have not followed the steps required to become licensed, it is more than likely they are providing inferior work; thus, they might be placing property owners in great financial risk.

How to Select the Adequate Contractor?

As you can conclude, it is of vital importance that you choose a licensed contractor. Now, just by asking a contractor if he or she is licensed is never sufficient, as you might hear untruthful information that could cause severe consequences to arise sooner than later. The Contractors State License Board (CSLB) has introduced the best practices to follow to ensure one is hiring an adequate contractor. As it mentions, it is important to verify if a contract is licensed by checking their photo and license identification. By visiting the Contractors State Licensing Board’s official website, you can find out if the license of the contractor is current and in good standing. This board also recommends that you avoid paying in cash, provide more than 10% of down payment, and paying for work that has yet to be conducted. Before hiring a contractor, multiple bids should be received, and a written contract should always be present when you have selected a contractor. It is also recommended that you request references. A licensed contractor will have no issue in providing you with this detail. To play it even safer, go ahead and read the online reviews that the contractor who has caught your eye has garnered from past clients. By doing so, you can get a better idea of who you are going to be dealing with. In case you encounter an unlicensed contractor, do not opt to remain silent. It is crucial to report him or her on the CSLB’s official website. By doing so, you will prevent yourself and other people from getting into legal matters.

The Importance of Acquiring Legal Aid

Hiring a contractor is not something you should take lightly. It is a big deal, especially if the work at hand involves a space that is of vital importance to you, such as a house. It will be a good idea to acquire legal aid to draft or review the contract. Contrary to popular belief, opting for this is not on the expensive side. It is quite affordable. It is always better to prevent than lament.

Hiring a Contractor Should Not Be a Headache

If you take the aforementioned into consideration, hiring a contractor will not turn into a headache, which often tends to be the case for numerous individuals in California every year. If you stop to think about it, hiring a licensed contractor can save you time and money, as well as save you from getting involved in legal issues, in the long run, making it the smart option to select for any up-and-coming project.

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5 Unexpected Places You Need Safety Railing

(Adco Roofing Inc.) 5 Unexpected Places You Need Safety Railing

When you’re working off scaffolding or the edge of the roof, safety railings are top of the list. There are, however, several places where you need safety railing but often you do not realize it. Here are the top five unexpected places you need protective rail guard to keep you safe.

5 Unexpected Places You Need Safety Railing

  • Roof hatches: For the most part, we forget these are dangerous because they should be closed if you are not climbing through them. Sadly, many roof hatches are frequently left open to allow for easy entry and this creates a hazard. Simply not paying attention can result in a dangerous fall. Having a safety rail prevents this and offers a handhold for ascending and descending.
  • Roof to roof drops: When it comes to roof edges, we typically think about the outer perimeter. There are places on many roofs where you find drops to lower roof levels. Any change of elevation can be dangerous and result in a fall, so safety railing can prevent this when working around roof drops.
  • Skylights: There is no visible opening to alert you of a potential fall with skylights, which creates a hazard. They also provide a false sense of security as many do not realize how little weight they can actually hold. Skylight guard rails protect the skylight from damage and workers from a dangerous fall.
  • Ladders mounted to a wall: Ladders can be used to reach a roof or between roof levels. A ladder mounted to a wall near the edge of a roof can be dangerous. You can fall from the ladder as you climb or from the top as you wait for your turn to descend. Rails along each side of the ladder as well as around the top can protect workers.
  • Parapets: When these are high enough, parapets can protect you from a fall. The trouble is that many are too low to provide security. Any parapet under 39” is not going to protect you. Any parapet over 21” should have a safety railing that reaches the 39” minimum height required for safety.

Safety railing can save your life so it is important to consider all the places it may be necessary. Overlooking these common places can result in fatal accidents so take the time to evaluate every work situation and environment. It is always better to be safe than sorry and to get a safety rail put in place.

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How To Avoid Roof Damage Or Injury On Your Roof?

(Adco Roofing) Safety in Roofing Repairs



The roofing industry has the 6th most dangerous jobs in the country, being responsible for almost 30 deaths out of 100,000 workers each year. This is close to double the amount of deaths caused in the construction industry, which means that attention has been given lately to ensuring workplace safety for roofing projects. Reliable and professional contractors use only the safest practices which adhere to strict safety protocol. Both workers and the job at hand are important so safety is always a high priority. It is important for you to schedule regular maintenance and inspection of your roofing as a way to keep your roof in prime condition and to avoid unnecessary damage or injury. Leaks are the most common roofing problem so the need to identify and repair a leak right away is necessary. Leaks can be easily avoided by scheduling regular roof inspections.

Even if water does find a way through, you need to get the leak repaired immediately. This helps to avoid further damage to your building and a keeps your roof safe at all times. Water that enters the building through a leak can damage ceilings as well as structures. Ceiling tiles can become loose and fall, causing damage to equipment as well as injuries to people inside the building. In addition to this, water that seeps through cracks can drip onto surfaces, increasing the risk that people will slip and fall or damaging expensive materials and items.

Water that gets into the walls of a building also promotes mold growth, especially with wood and gypsum drywall. The smallest patch of mold can release very resilient spores that can spread easily through the building to other surfaces causing more extensive damage. Mold causes serious damage to building structures and has also been known to cause serious health problems in people too. When it comes to roofing, there are two important factors you need to be aware of. Firstly, the decking is an integral part of your roofing system and if it is faulty at all, it needs to be repaired immediately. Poor decking means that your roof will not last long and a roof with a short lifespan causes the building to lose value and you to lose money. Ensuring you have solid decking is the best way to ensure the longevity and quality of your roof. The second thing to remember is that waterproof materials are essential regardless of the climate you live in. You want to ensure that the roofing contractor you choose has a clear understanding and experience with waterproofing options and can advise of the most effective means of preventing pools and leaks. The main cause of leaks is poor roofing, but you can avoid this by hiring a roofer that knows how to successfully divert water away from the building.

Safety and quality are essential components of the roofing industry. It is important that you hire a qualified roofing contractor to ensure your roof stays in the best condition. A safe and reliable roof will not only protect your building, but it will protect the inhabitants and be a safer working place for contractors.

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Fire Resistant Roofing Materials

(Adco Roofing) Fire Resistant Roofing Materials


With the threat of wildfires being more real these days, it is important to make your building fire-resistant. One of the most important aspects to fire-proofing your home or building is the roof. Dry climates are the perfect breeding grounds for fires, and you can never predict when a wet season will come through. It is better to be prepared, so looking into fire-resistant materials for your roof is the safest bet.

What You Need to Know About Fire Ratings

Even though your roofer will take responsibility for choosing the right material for your roof, it is a good idea to know fire ratings. The fire rating determines how your roof would perform in a fire. The three ratings you can get after a series of tests are below.

Class A materials can withstand severe exposure to fire and have the highest rating. These materials are recommended for areas of the country that experience frequent wildfires. The best Class A materials include clay, concrete, metal roofing, shingles, and fiberglass asphalt composition.

Class B materials define any material that can withstand moderate exposure to fire. Some areas, however, ban the use of Class B materials because they are usually combustible. This means that during testing how fast a fire spreads in ten minutes. Class B spreads 2 feet farther than Class A materials. Knowing the difference between the fire ratings can be the best way to retain value for your building or home.

Class C materials can only survive light fire exposure and include particleboard, wood shakes and shingles, and plywood. You should always speak with a professional roofer before deciding upon a material for your roof. Even if you aware of the differences between the materials, their experience and training can guide you to the safest option depending on your climate, location, and budget.

The Best Fire-Resistant Materials

The roofing industry determines fire-resistance based on a number of tests. Tested materials that pass are given a fire rating and certain industrial buildings and even residential properties require specific ratings during construction. If you are thinking of fire-proofing your roof, work with a roofing contractor who will help you find the best materials to fit your need and budget. The most effective materials to choose from include:

  • Metal Tiles: These tiles do not ignite when setting on fire and have a fire-resistant barrier with a Class A level of protection. They are typically made with copper, zinc, steel, and alloy which are the best materials for dry climates prone to wildfires. These tiles are also non-corrosive and if you need a certain look, then they can be designed to look like cedar shakes or other materials while still remaining fire-resistant.
  • Slate: This is an indestructible option but it is also expensive because a specific roofer is required to install it. Because of its weight, a qualified contractor that can evaluate the load bearing of your structure is required before slate can be installed. Braces or beams must first be installed to support the additional weight and to ensure your fire-resistant roof is secure.
  • Concrete/Clay: Concrete tiles are typically used for commercial properties but can be used on any building. Clay is typically used for residential properties because it is lighter but just as durable and fireproof. Both clay and concrete can be styled to fit any theme or architecture that you prefer.

Whichever roofing material you decide upon, a professional roofer will help you get what works and will install it for you. If fire-proofing is your goal, reach out to us today and we can advise on the roofing material you need to get.

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Checklist For Professional Roof Inspection

(Adco) Checklist for professional roof inspection

Every homeowner should regularly inspect their roof. You need to be prepared for there to be damage sometimes that your untrained eye cannot see. If you have concerns about your roof but do not notice any obvious signs of damage, schedule a roof inspection. A professional is the best way to make sure your roof is secure.

If you notice that your roof is leaking or you see water damage it is important to find out the cause and extent of the damage right away. In particular, after heavy storms, you want to check for leaks and damage. Even though you are capable of identifying some damage, there might be more subtle causes that you miss such as shingle deterioration, rot, and improper flashing. Additionally, if you are not used to climbing tall ladders, then this is not a job you want to take on. Falls from ladders account for 43% of deaths according to the CDC. You need to consider hiring a professional.

An accredited roofing company will have the knowledge and experience to thoroughly inspect your roof and assess any damage. They will also provide a quick and simple report of what you need to do next, which saves you time and money. There are a number of key factors that will be part of any roofing inspection.

  • Obvious signs of damage: Roof inspections look for visible deformations in structure as well as any dirt or debris that may have built up. They look for standing water and damaged gutter systems as these are all in need of immediate attention.
  • Exterior components: The chimney, vents, decking and drip edges need to be looked at to make sure there are no missing components or rot. Leaks form easily around chimneys and skylights and if left untreated, they can cause severe damage to the underlying materials. This will end up being a much costlier repair.
  • Visit the attic: Without regular maintenance and inspection, the interior of a roofing system can be seriously damaged. Even when you see signs of water damage, the actual cause can be located in an entirely different area. The longer the roof goes without inspection, the more damage you are likely to have, so all interior and exterior parts need to be thoroughly checked.

Getting a Reputable Roofer

It is extremely important that you hire a reputable and experienced roofer. There are ways to avoid roofing companies that may be running scams so you want to take this seriously. Always ask to see the business license up front and do some research on the company. You can check with the Better Business Bureau as well as look up testimonials. Any trustworthy company will be able to show you their license and insurance paperwork without question.

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Tips For An Energy Efficient Building

(Adco) Tips For An Energy Efficient Building

It never takes long for winter to settle in and as the temperatures drop, your heating bill rises.  Luckily, there are ways to keep your home warm and toasty during the winter months without having to make your wallet cry.  The tips below are guaranteed to heat up your home in the most energy-efficient way and keep that money in your wallet for the hot cocoa and marshmallows.

Get some insulation

Adding insulation is a great way to lower utility bills.  When you are in your attic if you notice any ceiling joists as you look up, then it might be wise to get some extra insulation.  Fiberglass blowing insulation typically works best because it reaches and fills all the hard to reach spots that attics tend to have.  Those spaces are the major culprits for air leakage so you want to get them filled.  Exposed pipes, crawl spaces, and the garage are additional places you should consider adding insulation too.

There is also a material polyurethane sandwich panel, which is a versatile and highly promising energy-efficient building material. It is composed of galvanized steel or color coated steel and polyurethane.

Prep the outsides

Be sure you check the roof for old shingles and replace any that are worn out.  You want to remove any debris from the roof and gutters because they are likely to cause ice dams once the snow falls.  You also need to shut off all water supplies to the outdoor hoses and faucets to prevent any freezing.

Additional tips to remember

  • Have a professional service your furnace to be sure it is in good working condition.  Ideally, you want to change the furnace filters every 1 to 3 months.
  • Bring a humidifier into the house to create extra moisture.  This helps to make the air feel warmer and helps lower your chances of getting a cold.
  • Warm air rises and gets trapped by the ceiling, so you can get that warm air to come down by reversing the actions of ceiling fans.
  • The most simple thing you can do is to keep drapes and curtains as this will prevent drafts and any warm air from escaping.

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How to Spot Roof Damage After Strong Winds?

(Adco) How to Spot Roof Damage After Strong Winds


Whether your region experiences moderate gust or sustained winds, any high winds can cause havoc to your building’s roof. While most roofing systems are built to withstand common wind events, sustaining little or no damage, it’s the less obvious cracked, missing or damaged roof shingles, flashing or tile that actually causes the biggest problems during the next rainstorm.

Additionally, repeated exposure to high winds can create stress points on a roof, and over time, this can compromise the whole roof structure. Aside from age and missing pieces, another less obvious reason why commercial roofs can get overwhelmed during rainstorms is due to poor workmanship from a previous roofing contractor.

Nonetheless, regular maintenance and replacement of your roof is vital to prevent subsequent water damage as well as the high fuel costs that will inevitably result from a roof system which is not working as it should.

Damaging effects of the wind

High winds do not hit your roof evenly across the surface. The corners, edges of the roof and the ridge lines are more prone to wind pressure and damage, compared to the center of the roof. The National Roofing Contractors Association, NRCA ( asserts that most wind damage to a roof begins on the edge. The wind can get under a corner or small piece of the shingle, curl it or rip it off completely, leaving your roof exposed.

Another danger of high winds to your roof is “lifting.” Your shingles or tiles might look intact from the ground, but high winds coming up over your roof can create a suction effect and lift the shingles upwards, loosening the nails holding them into place. Once your roof is exposed, water can start leaking into the building, which can destroy your property. However, you can avoid roof destruction from high winds by ensuring that your roofs, specifically the materials on the edges, are robust and secured in place.

Flying Debris and Tree Damage

At times debris blown around by the wind ( tree branches, shard of glass, lawn decorations, garbage, deck furniture, etc.) can be more damaging to your roof than the wind itself. Falling trees and branches, in particular, can puncture, gouge, and scratch your shingles.  So, be sure to cut or trim any trees overhanging your roof before any storm, or high winds get the chance to hit it.

Checking for wind Damage

1) Perform outdoor inspection

In case there was any roof destruction after a windstorm, you should be able to spot “curling” shingles, cracked, torn or missing shingles on your roof or around your building. If the damage is localized and covers less than 30% of the total roof structure, you can arrange for roof repair. However, if the destruction is more than that, you might need a complete overhaul of your roof.

Aside from the roofing, keep in mind that the chimney, gutters, ventilation pipes and fencing can also become compromised so be sure to inspect them for damage as well. If you suspect your roof is damaged, here’s a list of what to look out for;

  • Flashing: look to see if the chimney flashing is torn, split or buckled along roof penetration
  • Soffit and fascia: look for decay and stains
  • Composition shingles: look for curling, loss of granulation, or missing shingles
  • Wood shake: Look for mold or decay and splitting or curling
  • Roofing cement: presence of excess cement and crumbling indicates roof damage
  • Gutters: Look for excessive shingle granule in the gutter, leaky seams and missing section
  • Chimney: loose, leaning or missing flashing may indicate roof damage

2) Perform indoor inspection

Some of the indoor signs to look for include moisture marks, yellow/grey stains, and peeling paint. You can also check the attic for leaks and damp rafters. Finally, if you experience a sudden surge in your energy costs, this could also be a sign that your roof ventilation is compromised.

3) Call an expert

Getting on your roof is not recommended, particularly after a windstorm.  You should call professionals who have the expertise and knowledge to properly and safely conduct a professional and thorough inspection.

Steps to take in case your roof is damaged:

In case your roof is damaged by the wind, it’s crucial that you seek professional help as fast as possible. First, you avoid further destruction to your property; remember the longer you wait, the more damage will occur. Roof replacement/repair is much cheaper when you do not have to add the cost of repairing the leak or water damage. And if you have insurance coverage for your property, you can contact your insurance provider to assess the situation and determine whether you should file a claim.

Choosing a Roofing Contractor

Always tread with extreme care when choosing a commercial roofing contractor. Like any other industry, the roofing world is also full of sham roofers who do not keep up their word and are out there to fleece gullible property owners. It’s always recommended that you go with locally based roofers who have a history of being in business in one location. Additionally, they should provide you with their business licenses, certification and should help you with your insurance claim, should you need one.

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Signs That Indicate Roof Damage

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Roofs are prone to deterioration, and factors such as hail, sun and wind are known to cause problems. Understanding the signs to look out for will enable you to notice signs of roof damage. Here are what to look for:


Normal rainfall cannot damage the roof unless it has already been undermined by other adverse weather conditions. In case the shakes or shingles are damaged, water might find its way through the cracks and holes. On the other hand, heavy downpour might wash away the granules, impairing the shingles.

In case your roof was designed poorly or some areas are inverted or flat, the pooling of water on the rooftop might spike potential problems. Surprisingly, an inch of rain water has an equal effect on the roof as that of five pounds on the roof. An average roof is designed to withstand an average of 20 pounds of weight. That means that it can only stand four inches of water; in case more pours on it, the roof might collapse.


Roofs are made to withstand tension and weight by disbursing it over the rafters or trusses. When tough winds hit the roof, they will not do so uniformly. Instead, their major effects are felt at the corners and edges. As the winds grow stronger and hit harder, the roof will weaken eventually thus allowing it to heat beneath the roofing material. In case the insulation parts are exposed, you will start noticing leaks that will eventually damage the house.


Roof damage from hail

Hail can be either destructive or harmless, depending on how severe the storm will be. In case the hailstones are too large, they might knock off granules from the shingles. The result is faster deterioration of the shingles over time, and might cause leakage. The pounding could also compromise the membrane that lies below the roofing material. That makes the whole roof to be more prone to water damage.

Excess heat

If part of your roof is metallic, you ought to consider the effects of excessive heat on your roof’s stress points. As the metallic parts are heated by the scorching sun, the panels will contract and expand. This results in excessive stress on the fasteners and seams.

Solar panels

With time, solar energy has become a popular option. However, solar panel installation might cause stress to the roofing system such as the shingles, rafters or sheathing. Installers are thus advised to stick to manufacturer’s instructions and directions. Discuss the implications of the installation before choosing to have the panel installed.

Tress and debris

It is possible to notice when a tree hits your roof, but you might never realize when branches and small twigs fall on the rooftop. The small debris slide off without leaving any evidence on the roof. Whenever any material falls on the roof forcefully, it might damage it. The damage is bound to fasten your roof’s deterioration. This leads to leakage and other issues with time.


Article is courtesy of Roofers Essex

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