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Most Common Causes of Damage to Roofs

Shielding us from the elements, the roof over our heads protects our family members, the structure of the home, and all the precious possessions inside. So, it is safe to say that when the roof gets damaged, it needs to be fixed immediately! By doing so, you can potentially save thousands of dollars by mitigating further injury to your home.

The roofing pros at Performance Roofing explain the most common causes of roof damage and how to determine if it’s time to enlist the help of a professional.

Improper Installation or Repair

If a roof hasn’t been installed or repaired correctly, it can affect the integrity of the roofing system and make it difficult to detect any underlying issues. To prevent this from happening, enlist the help of a reputable roofing company that can thoroughly inspect and repair your roof. New shingles do not necessarily make a new roof, it is the detailed installation that protects your investment.

The dedicated roofing specialists at Performance Roofing service existing roofs on residential and multi-family properties. Call us today at 407.783.8646 for a FREE inspection!

Wind or Storm Damage

This is by far the number one cause for damage to a roof. High winds from storms often result in lifted shingles/tiles and injury from fallen objects such as trees. The damage caused by wind can be significant, especially because open spaces in the roof can allow for water and excess moisture to creep in. Equally as bad for your roofing system is hail, which is very common in Florida. After a major storm, it is critical to contact an experienced roofing specialist, such as Performance Roofing, to handle the repair.

Age of the Roof

Unfortunately, as your roof ages, damage will become more likely. For this reason, it is important to schedule regular roof inspections. At Performance Roofing, we will assess your roof and determine whether the material needs to be replaced or repaired.

Foot Traffic on the Roof

While this one seems obvious, you’d be surprised at how often our roofing specialists find foot traffic to be the cause of roof damage. Not only the damage from the traffic, but the damage from what those people are doing up there. Do you have a satellite dish bolted right through your roofing system? We advise our clients to avoid going on the roof altogether and limit access by others. If it is necessary to go on the roof, we recommend wearing soft footwear with high traction for safety purposes and to avoid damage.

Lack of Maintenance

All roofs need regular maintenance to make sure they are up to par…even the new ones! This is especially the case after a major storm with high winds has occurred. Annual inspections to ensure that tree leaves or other debris aren’t accumulating on you roof can greatly extend the life! At Performance Roofing, we provide regular inspections and maintenance to protect the integrity of your roof.

Performance Roofing – Orlando’s Premier Roofing Specialists

At Performance Roofing, we provide quality roofing services! Whether you need a roof repair or a roof replacement, we will take care of your roofing needs. Contact our roofing specialists today at 407.783.8646 for a FREE inspection.