When your home is constructed, the builder takes time to ensure that each part of the home is installed up to code. That means that if you take care of your home you should stay clear of any major problems; at least the foreseen causes. One of the areas that a lot of thought is taken into consideration of when it is installed is the roof. The roof is the first line of defense when securing a home from weather and damage from the elements. The roof has to be taken care of and inspected on a regular basis to ensure that it is not damaged. If it is damaged in any way the roof can start to leak and that can lead to damage to your home in the form of mold and mildew.
Nickerson Roofing lists the most common ways that a roof can be damaged.
Roof Damage from Falling Tree Limbs & Debris: This is one of the most common ways that a roof is damaged. When a tree is near the roof of your home there is always a possibility that a limb can fall and damage the roof. During a storm or high wind, the branches of a tree can be torn off the tree and land on the roof. That can lead to the roofs tiles or shingles being damaged. You can prevent this by making sure you have your trees inspected and any damaged areas trimmed or removed. Even if the tree has no damaged limbs on the tree it can still leave debris on the roof that can build up over time and that can lead to damage.
Wild Animals & Birds Can Cause Damage To Your Roof: This may not seem like a big deal but animals and birds can cause a serious amount of damage to your roof. There are some birds such as a wood pecker that will go after pests even if they are under a shingle or on a roof tile. They also will nest on the roof and near the gutters and eaves. Other critters such as squirrels, mice and raccoons can pull apart the roofing materials and use them for nesting. They can also tear away the eaves and fascia to get access to the attic or crawl space.
Wind & Storm Damage to Roof: This is one of the ways that damage is caused that you cannot stop or even prevent. If there is extreme weather that passes around your home there can some serious damage. Even if the roof is installed correctly it can still be damaged due to extreme weather such as hail, wind and rain.