There are many things that can damage your roof and shorten its lifespan. That is why it is important to have your roof inspected for damage on a regular basis.
One of the top causes of roof damage is wind. Strong wind can cause your shingles to be lifted leaving areas of your roof exposed. After a windy day, check your roof to see if any shingles blew off or if any shingles on your roof have been lifted.
Critters such as bats, birds, raccoons, and squirrels can build nests on your roof that can cause damage. They tear away shingles and use the lead boots on your roof to sharpen their teeth which damages the boots allowing water to seep through.
Debris such as moss, leaves and branches can accumulate on your roof causing moisture which could cause your roof to rot and shingles to deteriorate. Trim back trees that are touching or rubbing on your roof to prevent them from causing damage.
It is important to keep your gutters clean and free from debris so that the rainwater can drain properly off your roof. The standing water will cause the wood underneath your shingles to rot.
Ultra violet rays that come from the sun can also cause damage to your roof. The UV rays from the sun can cause the shingles on your roof to dry out and deteriorate shortening the lifespan of your roof.
Hail is another damaging element to your roof. Even if hail is small in size doesn't mean that it can't cause damage. Overtime, hail weakens the granules on your shingles. Weak granules can destroy your shingles and cause your roof to leak.
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