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weather damage to roof 

What Causes Your Roof to Deteriorate

Heat and ultraviolet rays cause roofing materials to age, especially on surfaces facing west or south.

Water that gets underneath shingles or other roofing materials can cause the decking (base) and rafters to rot, threatening a home's structural integrity. Moisture entering a house can damage walls, ceilings, insulation and electrical systems.

High winds can lift shingles' edges and force water and debris underneath.

Snow & Ice
Melting snow often refreezes at a roof's overhang where the surface is cooler, forming an ice dam. This blocks proper drainage into the gutter and allows water to back up under roofing materials and seep into the interior.

Moisture in poorly ventilated attics can lead to condensation that promotes decay of roof decking and rafters.

Trees & Leaves
Tree branches touching or falling onto a roof can damage the roofing materials. Leaves on the roof and in gutters retain moisture and could cause rot and poor gutter drainage.

Missing or Torn Shingles
When shingles are missing or torn off, a roof's structure and your home become vulnerable to water because the remaining shingles can be easily ripped or blown off.

Shingle Deterioration
When shingles are old and worn out, they curl, split and allow water to leak through. Damage and deterioration can only get worse with time.

Flashing Deterioration
Good, tight-fitting flashing around chimneys, vents, skylights and wall/roof junctions is essential to creating a secure, watertight roofing system. Flashings should be checked as part of your spring and fall roof inspection and gutter cleaning.

Source: National Roofing Contractors Association

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