Roofs are a vital part of a home—they prevent the elements of nature from coming in and help keep your loved ones safe—but a quality roof also does so much more. When a roof is expertly installed—and high-quality, certified materials are used—your roof protects many different aspects of your home. The roofing experts at Glick’s Exteriors are here to tell you all the ways a quality roof will help protect your home.
Your Home is Safer Thanks to Your Roof
From the underlayment to the insulation to the shingles, every element of your roof works together to create a protective layer for your home—here’s how:
- Roof vents enable air ventilation throughout your home, which prevents moisture from building up in your home
- Shingles keep water from seeping into your home—if there are shingles that are cracked, loose or missing, avoid interior leaks by scheduling a roof repair appointment ASAP
- When a roof is installed by highly-trained craftsmen, your roof will help your home maintain a comfortable temperature inside
Siding Is Made Stronger With a Quality Roof
Just like your roof protects your home’s interior, it also protects your home’s siding, so it can last longer. When siding is constantly being hit by rain, snow and sun, it can decrease its lifespan and cause it to crack, or create a breeding ground for moss and mold. Luckily, your roof creates a shelter that guards your siding from the sun’s rays, as well as being struck by an excess amount of rain and snow.
Roofing Help Safeguard Landscaping
Whether you do your own landscaping or hire a professional, it’s an investment that you want to make last as long as possible—and your roof can help you do that! Similarly to how your roof creates a shelter for your siding, it also creates a shelter for any garden boxes that you may have under your home’s windows.
A Roof Helps Secure Your Home’s Foundation
Even though your roof and foundation are in opposite locations, your roof—and its gutters and downspouts—all work together to keep your foundation strong and healthy. Because your roof is the first piece that rain and snow hit, when the gutters and downspouts are well-maintained, it will drain this precipitation efficiently and effectively. However, when they are clogged, excess water can find its way to the dirt around the foundation (creating puddles and causing it to move easily), or into any cracks within the foundation (weakening it). If your gutters or downspouts are in need of a cleaning, schedule a roof maintenance appointment immediately.
Whether your home is in need of a roof replacement, roof repairs or roof maintenance, the Glick’s Exteriors team is here for all of your roofing needs! Contact us today to schedule an appointment.
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