Houston Homeowners: Leaves on Your Roof Can Cause Damage

Lots of autumn leaves on a Houston roof

We are two days away from the start of autumn, which means the leaves will start dying soon. That’s no problem, of course. Autumn brings the weather in Houston to a tolerable level (of course, we have to wait until about the end of October to experience some really nice weather).

Speaking of leaves, however, these can definitely become a problem and many homeowners in the Greater Houston area do not understand why. When leaves begin fall by the thousands and millions, followed by rainfall, they can become stuck on the corners and crevices your roof. If they are not removed, they can begin to create rot within shingles and the wood paneling.

Leaves on the roof become very heavy, adding unnecessary pressure to it. If the wood paneling has begun to rot, it can create cracks in the wood, which leads quickly to leaks. Leaks can lead to mold, ceiling collapse and a host of other problems.

This autumn, keep an eye on your roof and those pesky leaves. Removing them is easy. Use a broom or a blower. But be safe when you are removing them. You’ll be on the roof, so don’t slip and fill. Wear shoes that provide good grip. Avoid the urge to remain in constant comfort, such wearing Crocs or flip-flops. That is a recipe for disaster.

HAVE LEAVES ALREADY CREATED ROOF DAMAGE?

If leaves have been left on your roof for years on end, then chances are rot has already taken hold. Your roof needs to be inspected thoroughly by one of our trained roof technicians. We will be able to pinpoint problems within the structure of your roof.

At Amstill Roofing, we want to make certain your roof is sturdy and isn’t susceptible to major damage. A strong roof helps ensure a strong house. Don’t let a simple problem, like gathered leaves, create major issues. Our Houston roofing company conducts quick and excellent roof repairs, as well as roof replacements.

Contact our roofing company today for a free inspection. We are here to protect your home by providing you with a solid roof. We’ll even make sure there aren’t leaves everywhere.