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6 Preventative Maintenance Tips

6 PREVENTATIVE CARE Roofing Tips WHEN IT RAINS, ĮT POURS. Watch for whirling winds! Check your roof for shingles that may have been lifted by winds, but also beware that strong winds can compromise venting systems, shifting insulation around. Don't leave the leaves! Pine needles, Spanish moss and leaf build-up can create dams, capturing water and allowing moisture in the roof. 5 Black streaks – Beware! Water can cause algae and mold to build up on your shingles. Mold is visually unappealing but can also be harmful to your health. UV RAYS WEARING DOWN YOUR ROOF 6 See dark spots on your roof? You may be missing granules allowing UV rays onto the asphalt. UV rays can cause shingles to crack and break apart, allowing in moisture. 3 1 4 WINTER IS COLD. TRUE STORY. 1 Icicles – Pretty. and dangerous! Improper ventilation or poor insulation causes icicles, which can create ice dams underneath the roof, allowing moisure in. Snow on the roof acts as a messenger! Snow melts quickly! An under insulated roof melts the snow because it allows heat inside to escape. Snow that dams up can push underneath the shingles and create moisture. Improper flashing offers another access point for snow... and moisture! ROOF MAINTENANCE.CA 5

6 Preventative Maintenance Tips

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