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Some of the top priorities of most homeowners is ensuring that your home is properly and regularly maintained. Regularly maintaining your home means that you’re likely to notice any faults or failing structures sooner and thus able to replace or repair any problems before they turn into a headache.

Depending on where you find yourself in the world, some home and roofing repair and maintenance issues may be a lot more common for some than for others. This is largely due to an area’s climate and environment as these elements tend to impact and affect your home the most.

The state of Massachusetts experiences incredibly cold winters, where temperatures often drop below freezing but summers in the state can also be incredibly warm and humid. In Hampden County, we see an average of 122 days of precipitation a year. This includes rain, snow, sleet and hail.

In Westfield, Massachusetts, the most common roof types include asphalt shingle roofing, flat roofs and metal roofing. It is also common for these roof types to take quite a beating by the climate of the state. We narrow down the most common roof problems that residents of Westfield experience.

Roofing Issues

Snow Loading

Hampden County averages 45 inches of snow per year, nearly twice the national average. The area also receives 48 inches of rain. The accumulation of these elements can place an incredible weight on your roof known as snow loading. This weight places a strain on the structure, thus damaging it or causing it to break.

Corrosion

Corrosion is a common problem for homes with metal roofing, especially in areas with high levels of precipitation as water and water-based pollutants can cause or speed up the process. Often metal roofs are coated and protected with water-resistant paint. This paint can be damaged and fade over time which then exposes your roof to the elements. Also when metal roofing panels are cut and installed the edges where they have been cut tend to be exposed and this is usually the area where the corrosion first occurs.

Damaged Shingles

Asphalt shingles are often damaged by severe weather conditions. Heavy rain and wind can cause shingles to tear or break off. Heavy impacts such as falling branches and trees can also cause shingles to break. Asphalt shingles can also lose their mineral granules, which protects the shingles, over time as a result of ageing and exposure to direct sunlight.

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We are roof repair specialists with years of experience providing customers with excellent services in Hampden County. We understand what it takes to protect and maintain your home, and we’re always here to offer advice and suggestions on how to best approach any roof damage.

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