6 Things That Can Damage Your Roof

6 Things That Can Damage Your Roof

Your roof can last for several years. However, there are many things that can damage your roof and shorten its lifespan. That is why it is important to have your roof inspected for damage on a regular basis. At Foam Experts Roofing we can help inspect any Roof whether for a commercial business or your home and then provide a qualified estimate on any repairs or let you know if you need to have the roof completely replaced. 


Wind is one of the top causes of roof damage. Strong winds can lift up your shingles. This will leave the other areas of your roof exposed. Inspect your yard for shingles after a windy day. If you see any shingles on the ground, then you will need to call a professional roofing company. Especially in Arizona during monsoon season or when we have a haboob your roof can get damaged from these strong weather conditions.


Bats, birds, raccoons, squirrels and mice may nest on your roof. They can also cause serious damage to your roof. They can tear away the shingles. Additionally, critters can chew through the walls of your home. Not only can this cause serious damage to your roof, but they can also spread diseases. You should have a monthly or bi monthly pest control company in Phoenix or Tucson making sure your roof is protected from all types of pests.


Debris includes things such as twigs, pine needles, leaves and branches. It can cause moisture to accumulate on your roof. This moisture can cause your roof to rot. It can also cause the shingles to deteriorate. If you have trees that are close to or hang over your roof they can cause damage over time. 

Ice and Snow

Ice can form anytime that the temperature drops below freezing. The ice can cause serious damage to your shingles. Once it melts, the moisture will damage the roof. Snow can also damage your roof when it melts and it can turn into water damage.

Gutters and Downspouts

Gutters and downspouts are designed to catch rainwater and keep it away from the home. However, if the gutters and downspouts are not working properly, then the water will not seep in the roof and cause it to rot.

Ultraviolet Rays

Ultraviolet rays are also known as UV rays. They come from the sun. The UV rays can cause your roof to dry out and rot. This is damage that you may not notice.

If you think you need a Roof repaired or inspected to for any type of damage call our Phoenix and Tucson Roofing company professionals at (480) 835-5404

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