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Your Roof’s Most Vulnerable Parts and How to Care for Them

Your Roof’s Most Vulnerable Parts and How to Care for Them

Roofs may be durable, but they’re not indestructible. Some residential and commercial roofing are more susceptible to damage than others. In order to prolong the life of the roof over your head, it is important to understand which parts of your roof are the weakest links and how to protect them.

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Shingles

Since they are the most exposed part of your roof, they bear the brunt of the damage from the elements. Anything from strong winds to hailstones can damage your shingles, so it is always important to have a proactive approach when it comes to maintenance. 

Flashing

Flashing is the thin metal strips that are used to direct water away from leak-prone areas of the roof such as around corners, skylights, chimneys and vent pipes. Roof replacement and repair companies recommend you keep a very close eye on your flashing and watch out for signs of wear and tear.

Gutters

Your gutters and your roof are part of the same ecosystem. As with most parts of your roof, gutters are designed to divert water safely away from your home to prevent leaks. Clogged or damaged gutters are likely to result in backups which can then damage other components of your home. To prevent this from happening, be sure to clean and maintain your gutters at least twice every year. 

Whether you’re in need of a roof inspection or are thinking about installing a new commercial roof, trust in the experts over at Mascon, Inc. to exceed all your expectations. To schedule a free consultation, please feel welcome to give us a call at (512) 376-5096 or simply fill out our contact form and one of our friendly team members will get back to you as soon as possible. We serve home and business owners in Austin, TX, as well as the neighboring areas.