Roofers: They're Number One

Frequently Asked Questions About Roof Shields

Outside weather elements, such as wind, rain, or ice, can all wreak havoc on your roofing materials. In fact, damage caused by weather elements is one of the most common reasons why residential roofing systems repair is needed. But, what most people do not know is that there is a product that can help to significantly decrease the amount of damage that is caused by weather elements. That product is called a roof shield. A roofing company can install a roof shield to help reduce the frequency in which you need roofing repairs. If you have never heard of a roof shield before, you may have many questions. Here are a few of the questions you may have, along with the answers. 

What Is a Roof Shield? 

A roof shield's function is to increase the effectiveness of the roof, while also protecting the roof from weather elements that can damage it. This helps to reduce the likelihood that a homeowner may need residential roofing repair due to weather elements. A roof shield is also commonly referred to as a roof membrane. A roof shield, or a membrane, can be installed over the outermost layer of your roof. The material, typically in sheet form, is laid over your shingles, shakes, tiles, or panels, and then adhered into place. This helps coat your exterior roofing material, while also creating an exterior layer of protection against water and ice. 

Who Can Benefit Most From a Roof Shield? 

A roof shield helps to protect your roofing materials from blowing off during strong wind gusts, helps to prevent leaking due to heavy rains or ice forming on the roof, and helps to protect from algae or mildew growth on the roof. As such, the people who can benefit the most from a roof shield are those who live in areas with strong wind gusts or wet conditions. If weather-related roofing issues cause the need for residential roofing systems repair in your area, you can likely benefit from a roof shield. 

When Can a Roof Shield Be Applied? 

In a perfect world, you would have a roof shield applied as soon as new roofing materials are installed. This helps to protect new materials against damage and wear that weather can cause. However, if you did not have a roof shield installed immediately, you can still do so as long as your roof has life left in it. The roof shield can be applied immediately after a repair or if you are concerned about needing repairs due to extreme weather elements where you live. 

Installing a roof shield can help to decrease the number of residential roofing system repairs you may need to your roof due to bad weather. Reach out to your preferred residential roofing repair solutions today to learn more about a roof shield and if one can be installed on your roof. 

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Roofers: They're Number One

Who is number one on your list? We have to say that roofers are number one on our list. Would you expect anything else from people who write a blog about roofers? Probably not, but allow us to explain a bit more. While we have appreciation for a lot of different professions, we have really come to appreciate the balance of skills that roofers must hold. They need to know how to work with their hands. At the same time, they also need a lot of technical knowledge, and they need to be able to make some pretty involved mathematical calculations, too. Thank you, roofers.