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Common Causes of Shingle Damage

Common Causes of Shingle Damage

Roofs are built to last for years and to endure constant exposure to weather, but that doesn’t mean they won’t experience shingle damage occasionally.

The roof is an essential component of your property. It is responsible for protecting you and your loved ones from exposure to the elements, keeping you comfortable and safe while also helping to regulate your home’s thermal envelope. Roofs are made to endure regular beatings, and sometimes it shows. Shingles are at the outermost layer of your roof, which is where damage is most likely and noticeable. 

Continue reading to learn more about the common causes of damage to your shingles.

3 Common Causes of Shingle Damage on Your Roof

Many things can cause damage to your roof. Below you’ll learn about a few common causes of shingle damage. Recognizing signs of wear will allow you to take prompt action to contact a trusted professional roofer to repair the damaged areas.

HAIL — Utah may not be a part of Hail Alley, but it does receive plenty of hail throughout the year. Hail can seriously damage your roof, especially its shingles. These severe weather storms can cause granule loss, cracks, holes, and missing sections that have blown away. 

Hail damage can significantly diminish curb appeal and make your home more susceptible to leaks leading to water damage. As soon as you notice hail damage, always have an expert roofer repair it as quickly as possible to avoid further issues.

WIND — Strong winds can make shingles loosen or break away completely. Because most shingles overlap each other, it’s not uncommon for high winds to tear off an entire section of roofing. You might see individual shingles or bits and pieces of them on your lawn. Or you may see corners of shingles starting to lift away from your roof.

 As soon as you notice this happening, reach out to a knowledgeable and experienced professional before further damage is done.

GRANULE LOSSGranules are the tiny bits of minerals added to shingles to protect the roof from some elements, such as sun exposure. As time passes, granules will begin to fall off gradually, a common early warning sign that you’re dealing with age-related shingle damage. 

If you notice occasional granule loss, you probably don’t need to worry. This may happen periodically but usually isn’t an issue. But if you start seeing granules accumulating in your gutters or on the ground beneath the eaves of your roof, it’s time to call in the roofing experts in your area.

Shingle Damage? Contact We Do Roofing SLC Now!

If your roof shows signs of shingle damage, it’s time to contact the professionals at We Do Roofing SLC. With more than 20 years of experience, our licensed and insured roofers provide expert roof jobs, whether you need a new roof altogether or need simple roof repairs for your residential or commercial property. We proudly serve Salt Lake City, Murray, West Valley City, West Jordan, and surrounding cities throughout Utah. Contact We Do Roofing SLC for your quick quote today.