1. Fallen tree limbs or limbs that brush the surface of the roof.
  2. Heavy winds that can lift shingles out of place.
  3. Clogged gutters that can act as a dam and back water back onto the roof and cause it to penetrate the structure itself.
  4. Debris buildup on the roof from surrounding vegetation causes poor drainage and ultimately can rot out roof structure.
  5. Debris buildup in the gutters and downspouts can cause water to back up under the shingles and cause structural damage.
  6. Moss and algae are also signs of poor drainage. They can cause shingle deterioration and structural damage.
  7. Animals like woodpeckers, raccoons, and mice, are notorious for actually pulling apart your roof.
  8. Hail can damage the surface of the shingles and shorten their lifespan.
  9. Freezing weather accompanied by ice and snow can also damage a roof. As the ice freezes it lifts the shingles and when it melts water can run underneath.
  10. Long term exposure to intense sunlight can also damage the surface of the shingles and cause them to prematurely deteriorate.
  11. Poor ventilation in the attic can result in humidity that can actually cause your roof to rot from the inside out.

In conclusion, numerous factors can work to damage your roof. The sooner the problem is discovered the easier and more economical it will be to fix it. Contact us for more information