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What Can Damage Your Roof?

If you’re reading this article, chances are you own a home. And if that’s the case, then I bet you have a roof! Roofs are very important to homes, and they need to be maintained in order to stay in good condition. A damaged roof can cause water leaks and other problems with your home—which is why it’s so important that you keep yours in good repair. But what exactly causes roofs to become damaged? What kind of damage are we talking about here? And how can you prevent your roof from becoming compromised? Let’s take a look!

High Winds

High winds can cause significant damage to your roof. The following are some examples of high winds:

  • A tornado
  • A hurricane
  • A typhoon, which is a type of tropical cyclone that occurs in the western Pacific Ocean and South China Sea.

Excessive Snow

Excessive snow can cause damage to your roof in several ways. First, it can build up and weigh down the roof, causing leaks or even collapse. Second, if the snow melts, it can cause water damage inside your home by running down through holes or cracks in the shingles and into your house. Thirdly (and most dangerous), heavy accumulations of ice may form on top of roofs during freezing temperatures which could result in structural damage due to weight distribution as well as cracking and splitting of shingles over time.

Hail Storms

Hail storms can damage your roof. If you live in an area where hail is common, you should be prepared for it. There are several ways that hail can damage your roof, including:

  • Shingles being damaged or ripped off the shingle layer of your roof. This will leave holes in your shingles where water will leak through and cause mold to grow on the inside of your home’s walls. The best way to avoid this problem is by installing storm panels on top of existing shingles during installation–but if that isn’t possible, then make sure you keep an eye out for any signs of damage!
  • Tile roofs being cracked or broken by falling hail stones (which may look like small rocks). If this happens under enough pressure from multiple stones hitting one spot over time, there could be structural issues with how well those tiles hold up under pressure from wind gusts later on down the road too…so make sure nothing looks suspicious when checking out how well everything survived after being pelted with ice chunks during last week’s storm season finale!

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Tree Damage

If you’ve ever seen a tree fall on your neighbor’s house, you know how devastating it can be. It’s no different for your own home and the roof. Tree damage to roofs can cause leaks, mold growth and structural damage. If you think you have tree damage on your home’s roof or in its vicinity, call an expert before it gets worse!

Tree removal services are available from many companies throughout the U.S., including:

Poor Roof Maintenance

Roof maintenance is an important part of keeping your home safe and secure. A well-maintained roof can help keep you and your family safe from the elements, while an unkempt one can lead to costly repairs or even damage that requires replacement.

In order to make sure that your roof is properly cared for, it’s important to inspect it regularly. This will allow you discover any problems before they become more serious, which could save money on future repairs or replacements. You should also clean off any debris from the surface of your shingles at least once per year – this will prevent mold growth and improve heat retention in winter months!

Debris On Roof/ Trash On Roof

The biggest danger to your roof is debris. If you have trees or branches nearby, it’s important that you keep them trimmed and clear of your home’s exterior. Tree limbs are a major culprit when it comes to damaging roofs.

Debris from an attic fire can also cause damage to your roof, as well as any storm that passes through the area where you live (and even if it doesn’t).

A roof that is not well maintained can be easily damaged.

A roof that is not well maintained can be easily damaged. Inspect your roof at least once a year and clean it regularly, especially in areas where there are high amounts of tree damage. If you have storm damage, repair it immediately. Roofing companies are available to help you with all aspects of maintaining your roof’s health and safety so that you don’t have any problems in the future!


Hopefully, this article has given you some insight into how to protect your roof from damage. As we’ve seen, there are many things that can cause damage to it and if left unchecked will lead to bigger problems later on down the road. Always remember that it’s better to be safe than sorry when it comes to protecting your investment–and no matter what type of roofing material you have on your house (asphalt shingles or slate), proper maintenance is essential!

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