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Keeping a roof in good condition is not always an easy task for homeowners. Sometimes life has other plans: Weather gets bad, golf balls are hit, and roofs get damaged. For a home or business owner, knowing the ways in which a roof can be damaged can help prepare anyone for what to expect and how to possibly prevent it. Issues like moisture, insects, improper installation, heavy winds, and sun and heat damage can quickly turn a well functioning roof into a developing disaster.

The most common damaging factor of roofs is water. Water and moisture exposure to a roof can significantly degrade structural integrity and compromise the safety of anyone within the building. Water damage is the easiest problem to spot and should be remedied as quickly as possible. Roof leaks, discolored or curling shingles, or high algae or mold buildup are all indicators of a significant problem that should be immediately assessed and treated by Raleigh roofing professionals.

After searching for water damage, homeowners should visually assess the exterior structure of a roof and check again for wilted or missing shingles. It's recommended to search soffits and fascia for small animals or insects indicated by cracks, holes and rotting. Afterwards, homeowners should inspect gutters for small pellets that may have come from shingles due to storms, weathering and wear and tear.

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All of these are visible symptoms of a budding roofing problem that may require expert help in the immediate future.

Other main contributing factors to roof damage are weather conditions such as high wind, heavy rains, large hail and even possible lightning strikes. While there isn't much homeowners can do against these factors, following the aforementioned steps of regularly checking the roof, its shingles and its structural integrity can ensure that a property is ready and capable for heavy storm conditions. Also, having roofs that are made of stronger materials may also help reduce wear and tear caused by weather and enable structures to survive harsher storm conditions.

Being able to inspect a roof will save time and money by notifying homeowners that it's time to fix a minor issue before extensive repairs are needed. Other factors can make searching for problems easier and help reduce the possibility of wear and tear on a roof, such as properly insulating a home or business, knowing the materials of a roof and ensuring that all roofing work is done by qualified roofing professionals.

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