When we get a new roof installed on our house, we are told that it has a lifespan of at least 20 years. We think this is amazing. We have 20 years to pay off the huge expense of a new roof installation. We don’t tend to think about the elements taking their toll on our roof.  There are many things that we have no control over that can damage our roofs making us have to have roof repair. What are those things? We are glad you asked.

Storms

Whether you live in an area that is capable of producing tornadoes or just the random hailstorm, your roof is the first line of defense to protecting you and your family. This means that your roof will likely be damaged after a large storm. Things like wind, hail and debris can and will hit your roof.

Old age

The older your roof is, the more exposure it has to the elements. Just sitting in the hot sun for years can damage your shingles. It is important to keep an eye on your roof as the years go by. Every year, you should inspect it and see if there are loose or missing shingles.

Trees

If you have a lot of trees surrounding your home, chances are, at one point, a branch or two will fall onto your roof. As trees get older, their branches get weak and fall on their own or are giving the extra push by the random wind storm or thunderstorm.  Depending on how big the branches are, your roof could be badly damaged.

If you are in need of roof repairs in the Austin, TX area, call TM Restoration for a free inspection today.