Roofing Blog: What Causes Roof Damage?

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Roofing Blog: What Causes Roof Damage?

Published 5/10/2022

Your roof protects you. While people are quick to inspect and care for other aspects of their homes, they often forget about their roofs. However, your home’s roof is its main defense against the elements. It is important to be aware of what causes roof damage so you know when to call a professional to perform repairs as soon as possible.

Common Causes of Roof Damage

Rain, Ice, and Snow

In Upstate New York we experience heavy rainfall during spring and freezing temperatures in the winter which can wreak havoc on your roof. Rain,ice, snow, and hail damage can weaken your asphalt shingles wearing down the protective layer over time. This can make your roof more susceptible to leaks. 

Tree Branches

Nearby trees are especially most likely to damage your roof during wind storms. In spring of 2018 one of the most damaging storms hit the Hudson Valley area in Upstate NY leading to tons of property damage caused by heavy winds and fallen trees/branches. What can help is to inspect the trees around your home and cut loose branches.

Improper Installation

Improper installation of your roof could be the reason you are in need of repairs. Reroofing which means roofing over old, existing shingles causes unnecessary pressure on your roof. Not installing or incorrectly installing underlayment, ice water shield, or flashing are other common improper installation techniques.

Lack of Maintenance

Proper maintenance plays a huge role in preventing roof damage. If you don’t keep up with repairs your roof needs, the health of your roof will start to diminish leading to costly repairs in the future. Neglecting your roof can also shorten its lifespan.

Xterior Pro Roofing and Siding, LLC wants you to know what are the common causes of roof damage so you can properly handle these situations. We are here to help with roof inspections, roof repairs, and roof replacements. 

It is important to get the necessary repairs in order to prevent major problems with your roof and the first step is to call a Roofing Specialist to book an inspection. 

-Xterior Pro Team.


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