A roof collapse is a roof, roof deck, or roof cover that has been destroyed due to a natural disaster such as an earthquake, hurricane, tornado, or hailstorm. The roof can also be damaged by human factors such as improper construction and poor maintenance. If you have ever seen the aftermath of a roof collapse on TV, then you know how devastating it can be for the people who live in the home and for those who had their homes destroyed. In this blog post, we will look at what causes roofs to collapse so you can find ways to help prevent these types of disasters from happening!
Preventing Roof Collapse
To prevent roof collapse, you should make sure that your roof is attached to the walls securely. This will help ensure no damage occurs when the roof collapses because it won’t be able to detach from its support beams. The roof shouldn’t sit on top of just one beam either; instead, it needs to have several supporting beams to keep it in place. A roof that is properly attached should also be supported by a foundation, which will prevent the roof from falling into your home when it collapses on itself! When you are installing new shingles on top of an older roof, make sure you have enough nails holding them down so they don’t fly off during strong winds or rainstorms.
You can always check if your roof has too few nails by taking a walk across the roof and trying to pick up each piece of shingle individually—if any pieces come loose without being touched, then there aren’t enough nails securing them down.
Keep Gutters Clear
A roof collapse prevention tip is to make sure the gutters and downspouts are clean so water can flow freely. When rainwater doesn’t have any way of getting away quickly, it will pool up on top of your roof—and that much extra weight could cause a roof to cave in! If you notice debris building up inside your gutter system, don’t hesitate to schedule an appointment with us at John Moore Roofing for professional cleaning services. We’ll be able to clear out all those obstructions from clogging up your gutters and improving drainage!
Remove Snow Properly
Another roof collapse prevention tip is to make sure you remove snow and ice from your roof in a timely manner. Sure, the winter season brings about rain, sleet, hail…and blizzards! But when excessive amounts of weather like this accumulate on top of your roof for too long, it can also cause roof collapse. Snow weighs approximately 100 pounds per cubic foot; that’s no small amount—especially if there are several feet of it packed up high above your head! So one way to prevent roof cave-ins is by removing all traces of snow and ice before they have a chance to damage or weaken the shingles beneath them.