Have you been paying attention to your roof?

Is it giving you signs that it may need to be repaired? Or even replaced?

If so, you’re not alone.

Lots of homeowners don’t notice the potential threats to their roofs until it’s too late. But with a little know-how, you can catch the small issues before they become big problems.

Let’s explore five things that could potentially be damaging your roof today.


1: Wind

The wind can be a powerful and destructive force, especially when it comes to your roof. Aging roofs, whose shingles have lost most of their protective granules, are especially vulnerable to the damaging effects of wind.

Years of high gusts can damage any kind of roofing material – and shingles can be torn apart or ripped off completely, leaving your home exposed to the harsh elements.

So, take some time to regularly inspect your shingles, and see how they’re doing.


2: Trees

Nature can be both beautiful and dangerous. Trees and branches are no exception – they can offer refreshing shade, and pose a threat to your roof.

Storms, as well as the simple force of gravity, can cause branches (and even whole trees) to come crashing down onto your roof. The damage caused can vary from small gaps to large holes.

Falling leaves and pine needles can also accumulate on the roof, and cause unwanted moisture, leading to mold and structural wear over time.

Remember, every part of the tree can be a danger to your roof, so keep a watchful eye after any large storms.


3: Poor Ventilation

It may not be obvious at first, but poor ventilation may cause some real damage to your roof.

When warm weather rolls around, your attic can become a breeding ground for heat and moisture buildup. That buildup can cause curls and cracks in the shingles, eventually leading to significant deterioration.

Mold can also occur. Mold growth not only weakens your roof’s structure, but it can also be a significant health hazard to those residing in the home.

Make sure to keep an eye on the ventilation in your attic.


4: Ponding

One of the most commonly overlooked threats is ponding.

This troublesome occurrence arises when water pools on the surface of the roof and becomes trapped, creating the perfect environment for debris and algae to accumulate. As the water sits stagnant, it slowly eats away at the structural integrity of the roof

Ponding can also impact the drainage of your roof, which can cause even more damage to your home.

So, if you notice any ponding water on your roof, it’s important to handle the issue right away.


Catch The Early Signs

Keeping an eye on these potential hazards is the best way to catch them before they become a major problem down the line.

When it comes to finding the perfect team to handle your roofing needs, experience matters.

At D&W Windows and Sunrooms, our team brings years of hands-on experience with a wide range of roof types to the table. That means we understand the unique needs of each type of roofing material and how to tackle any challenge that may arise during installation or repair.

But we don’t stop there.

We believe that excellent customer service is just as important as expertise and experience. That’s why we go above and beyond to make sure every customer is happy with the work we do.

To protect your roof for years to come – get a free estimate from D&W Windows and Sunrooms today!


Disclaimer: Our blog offers general information only; it isn’t an endorsement of specific actions. Please consult professionals and consider your situation before making decisions. D&W Windows is not responsible for any outcomes resulting from the advice provided.