Did you know that your roof can actually harm your landscaping? It’s not the most common association, but this is indeed the truth. A bad roof isn’t only a safety problem, but it’s also an aesthetic problem. Take a look at some of the ways a weak roof can negatively impact your landscaping, and what you can do to improve it.
An old and weak roof doesn’t do a good job draining, and that can negatively impact your landscaping. When a weak roof drains water and debris, it can do so directly on top of your plants. Sounds like a good thing, right? Wrong. This can lead to your plants getting too much water and they will eventually wilt. It can happen the opposite way, too: Your weak roof can be diverting needed water from your plants and keep them from getting the moisture and nutrients they need to grow and thrive.
Over time, your roof’s shingles take damage, become week, and eventually deteriorate. When it rains, the granules or sand from the shingles can wash off and end up on your lawn. It’s not a big deal if this happens a few times, but if it happens repeatedly, you’ll be looking at buildup in your yard. This buildup of granules and sand will negatively affect your plants, soil, trees, and anything else it comes into contact with.
Low Curb Appeal
When you spend time designing the perfect landscape around your home but have an old, unsightly, worn, or faded roof, it detracts from the beauty of the landscape. What’s the point of landscaping the outside of your home if the roof is just going to make it look less appealing? A deteriorated roof makes your landscaping look substandard because the rest of the exterior of the house doesn’t match the beauty of the yard.
What You Can Do About It
The only way to truly improve your landscaping and avoid the above issues is to have a knowledgeable roofing expert come to inspect and replace your old, faulty roof. Not only will that improve the look of your landscaping, but it will also better protect you when you’re inside your home. When choosing someone to renovate your roof, make sure that they’re GAF-Elk Master Elite™ contractors and they have exceptional customer service.
Improve Your Home’s Aesthetic With a New Roof
Platinum Exteriors is here to help you improve your landscaping by building you a new roof. If you’re looking for a new roof in Carroll County, Frederick County, Howard County, or Baltimore County, we’re here to serve you. Contact us today to request your free estimate.