Here are 3 common roof damages (and how to avoid them)

1. Wind damage: 

Strong winds can damage your roof by lifting or curling your shingles, and leaving your roof more vulnerable to water damage. For details on how to identify this type of damage, see How to Spot Storm Damage.

The older your roof, the easier it is for the wind to cause damage. If you consider a full roof replacement, make sure your roofer chooses shingles that are durable and engineered to last a long time. And of course, it should look gorgeous!

At ARP, we use Owens Corning TruDefinition Duration Shingles that feature Wind Resistance for up to 130 mph. Other than how good it looks, it is one of the best shingles to resist granule loss and is extremely wind resistant.

2. Hail Damage:

There's no question that Hailstorms can wreak havoc on your roof. Hail can crack, break or dislodge your shingles,  leaving vulnerable areas of the roof exposed to water damage.

It can also cause granule loss on asphalt shingles, reducing their lifespan and leaving the underlying material susceptible to UV rays and other forms of damage.

With Owens Corning TruDefinition Duration Shingles, it has Premium Asphalt and Fiberglass composition providing strength and durability, so your shingles can withstand hail storms better than its competitors.

3. Sun damage:

Sun deterioration on roofs refers to prolonged exposure of shingles to the sun's ultraviolet (UV) rays and heat which can cause your roof to fade and become brittle over time, leading to cracks and other damages.

To avoid this, consider using a roofing material that is resistant to UV rays or apply a protective coating to your roof.

Now for a BONUS (yay!)

This doesn't necessarily apply to roof damage but it does further damage to your home and it usually happens if homeowners hold off on getting your roof inspected or fixed by a roofer right away. We are referring to Water Leaks 

These leaks occur when water infiltrates through the roof's protective barrier, through broken shingles, and enters the interior of the property.

If you’re dealing with water leaks, Start by locating the area where the water is entering. Look for signs of water stains, dampness, or mold on the ceiling or walls inside your home. 

If you discover a small leak, you can temporarily patch it using roofing cement or a waterproof sealant. Depending on the severity of the leak and the condition of your roof, you may need to perform repairs. 

This could involve replacing damaged or missing shingles, and cracks with appropriate materials. 

In cases of extensive damage or if you're unsure about the best course of action, it's recommended to contact a professional roofing contractor. 

By taking steps to prevent these common roof damages, you can help extend the life of your roof and save yourself from costly repairs. If you think you need a roof repair or a full roof replacement CALL US! Augusta Roofing Pros at (706) 899-4747 and we will come to your home for a Free Inspection. We’re looking forward to giving you a new and dependable roof you’ll love!

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