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The Enemies of Roofs Part 2

local roofers Texas Star Roofing in North Dallas has seen it all when it comes to roofs. From tree damage to critter damage and wind and hail, your roof is under constant assault from the elements of nature. Roofs have to be durable, strong, and tough to last in Texas. In part two of our enemies of roofs series, we’ll take a look at more elements of nature that can wreak havoc on your roof. The best way to guard against the enemies of roofs is to have regular roof inspections by your Top Rated Local® roofing contractor, Texas Star Roofing. Contact us today for your no-obligation, free roofing inspection!

More of Your Roof’s Worst Enemies

  • Condensation. Dallas definitely has its fair share of humidity, which can cause damage to your roof. Humidity is characterized by warm air full of moisture, which can buildup in the attic of your home. Wood and moisture don’t get along so well. This moisture can eventually weaken the structure of all the wood components of your roof, including the rafters and wood sheathing. A properly ventilated roof and attic will eliminate this problem. Give your local roofer, Texas Star Roofing, a call to inspect your roof for condensation buildup. If detected, usually you only need to install larger or additional vents to prevent major problems down the road.
  • Our green enemies, moss, and algae. Moss, lichen, and algae have their place in this world and in our ecosystem; its place is just not on your rooftop. Anywhere sufficient moisture is present, these green enemies can grow. The main problem with these green guys is that they hold moisture, making the spot they are growing even more wet than it was previously, which can accelerate the rot of your wood and roof. Furthermore, their roots can even penetrate your roofing material, causing cracks and breakdowns. You can help prevent these green guys from growing by making your roof less attractive to them. Trim up trees so your roof is not shaded a significant amount of the day, and invest in gutter cleanings so water can drain from your roof, ensuring your roof stays dry. If you see any green on your roof, give your local roofers, Texas Star Roofing in Dallas, a call to investigate.
  • Critters. Critters can be cute, no doubt about it, especially if you train them to come to your door and beg for peanuts. However, critters, being animals that are out for themselves, don’t care about the droppings they leave behind in your attic, the holes they create in your eaves, or even the stains they can leave on the outside of your home as they crawl in and out. Rodents, such as mice, rats, and squirrels, can chew through any electrical wiring you have in your roof as well, which creates a fire hazard and can kill any power streaming through them. You’ll want to make your home unattractive to these unwanted guests as well. Trim your trees so it makes it harder for them to climb up to your attic. Clean your gutters of debris, which can be attractive to nesting birds. Make it a habit to inspect your attic and chimney regularly, and be sure to properly dispose of garbage that makes easy meals for critters. Also, rid your home of any standing woodpiles and debris that makes a great home for these guys. Your residential and commercial local roofer, Texas Star Roofing, will inspect your roof for critters, and call the appropriate animal control centers to humanely remove them if found.
  • Trees and leaves. While this type of greenery does serve a useful purpose in shading our homes in the summer and sheltering them in the winter from snow, ice, and wind, they need to be properly taken care of. Trimming trees keeps the twigs and branches off your roof and out of your gutters. Branches that constantly brush against your roof from the wind can cause shingles to loosen and fall off, and thicker branches can break and fall on your roof, possibly leaving a hole. Leaves hold moisture once wet, which can cause rot and clog gutters. The best local roofing company, Texas Star Roofing, has over 20 years of experience in roof repair for tree damaged homes. Contact us today!

As you can see, many of nature’s greatest gifts — animals, trees, rain, and snow — are a double-edged sword when it comes to your roofing. Texas Star Roofing in Dallas cannot emphasize enough how important it is to have your roof regularly inspected. Finding small cracks and leaks and repairing them can save you hundreds, even thousands, of dollars down the road if these are left unchecked.

How Texas Star Roofing Can Help

Texas Star Roofing’s mission is to be the best residential roofing contractor in Northeast Texas. We do this by guaranteeing our work and fixing any issues that may arise in a timely manner. We use only the highest-quality materials and employ the most experienced roofers in the area. We take pride in our work, and therefore offer a one-year labor warranty on roof repair and a two-year labor warranty on all new residential and commercial roofs. In addition, all roofing materials have their own manufacturer’s warranty, which varies with different roofing products. When you choose your particular roofing material, all that information will be in your packet.

Texas Star Roofing wants to protect you and your family from the enemies of roofs. Contact us today for your free, no-obligation roofing inspection!