Apart from natural wear and tear, shingles can experience damage from weathering as well as other environmental sources. Here are some possible causes of shingle damage that you may encounter at some point during your roof’s lifespan.
Moss and Algae
What you think might be a simple discoloration problem with your shingles may actually be moss or algae growing on them. These types of growth can make your roof dangerous to walk on as they can make your roof surface slippery. Moss holds a lot of moisture as well and may contribute to the propagation of moisture damage throughout your home.
Particularly following an incident of severe weather, your shingles may suffer breakage or dislodgement due to fallen trees or heavy branches. If you have trees in your property or surrounding it, have them trimmed of any overhanging branches that may either fall on or scratch your roof’s surface.
It is not unusual for small animals like squirrels to infiltrate your home’s roofing. The process is made easier for them when they find a decaying part of your roof, which they can tear out and use as an entry point. If you notice such signs of shingle damage, our Willi Roofing Services team can help you get your roof back in shape.
Extreme Weather Conditions
Under constant exposure to extreme heat, shingles can lose their color much faster than expected. Extreme cold can cause shingles to be brittle and break easily, leaving parts of your underlayment exposed to the elements. Strong winds can cause shingles to be blown off and completely detached.
Let our Willi Roofing Services team help you keep your shingles in top shape at all times. We provide regular inspections throughout the year as well as emergency roof repair services whenever needed. We also assist our customers in insurance claims filing. Give us a call at (512) 504-7900. Estimates are free for homeowners in Austin, TX.