5 Things That Are Ruining Your Roof

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5 Things That Are Ruining Your Roof

If you’re like most people, you don’t know just how much damage is occurring up on your roof week by week – but check out these five causes of deterioration that our Dallas roofing company sees every day. 

5 Things That Are Ruining Your Roof: Answers From a Dallas Roofing Company 

Shingles, tile and other roofing materials protect our homes from the worst weather. They bear the brunt of hail, wind, snow and harmful UV rays. In fact, these are five things that are ruining your roof from the outside: 

  • Rain, snow and ice 
  • Wind 
  • Sun 
  • Lichen and moss 
  • Overgrown trees 

If you have any of these issues, you could be on the fast-track to a residential roofing replacement. 

Rain, Snow and Ice  

Your roof’s worst enemy is moisture, but unfortunately, it’s even in the air here. When moisture seeps into your roof, it can damage your home’s structure. It can cause mildew, mold and rot, and it can even damage the insulation in your attic. Get A Free Roof Replacement Inspection

Rain is the biggest culprit, but melting snow can re-freeze and cause ice dams – and ice dams block water from draining through your gutters, causing it to back up under your roofing materials. These forced leaks can lead to water coming in through your ceiling. If you notice a leak, call R&R Exteriors, your Dallas roofing expert, immediately to keep your repair costs low. 

Wind 

There’s no shortage of wind here, and the damage it does to your roof can be catastrophic. Wind lifts and pulls shingles away from your roof, leaving the underlayment exposed. If the underlayment is exposed, your roof can start to leak – there are no shingles to repel the water. Most often, the edges of your roof are the areas that take the most damage from wind, but it can happen to anywhere. 

Sun  

Damaging UV rays and everyday heat from the sun can cause your shingles to break down over time. In some cases, the sun can fade your shingles and deteriorate them to the point that they’re no longer useful in protecting your home. If you have a sun-damaged roof, it’s a good idea to call our Dallas roofing experts for a free roof inspection. 

Lichen and Moss 

Lichen is a simple, slow-growing plant that creates a crusty-looking growth on your roof. Moss looks a lot softer, but it’s still a growing plant that encroaches where it’s not wanted. If your roof has lichen or moss on it, you need to know that either can cause wood rot and structural damage. 

Overgrown Trees   

Even if a tree limb doesn’t fall on your roof, overhanging branches can cause serious damage. Sometimes the damage is second-hand, such as when leaves accumulate on the roof and trap moisture to create perfect conditions for mold to grow, and sometimes it’s first-hand – like when a branch punctures through your shingles and creates a pathway for water to get into your home’s structure. 

Do You Need to Talk to a Dallas Roofing Pro?  

If you’re experiencing any of these issues, or if you have other roof problems, our Dallas roofing experts are here to help. 

 We’ll be happy to answer your questions and schedule your free roof inspection today. Give us a call or click below!

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About R&R Exteriors Roofing:

R&R Exteriors is Dallas-Fort Worth’s premier roofing company with over 30 years combined experience. R&R Exteriors offers the help you need to repair and replace all types of roofing problems quickly and efficiently. If you are looking for a McKinney, Frisco, Allen, Plano area roofing company, or Edmond, Oklahoma and the surrounding area, take a look at our website to learn about our team and to schedule a free roof inspection today.

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