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Repairing The Damage Your Home's Roof May Be The Most Likely To Encounter

Roofing damage can have dire consequences for a home if it is not promptly repaired. Unfortunately, the full range of damage that a home's roof can suffer may not be fully appreciated by the owner. This can lead to a situation where routine issues can lead to far more complicated and serious problems for the home.

Worn Tiles

The tiles that cover the exterior of the roof will provide it with protection from many of the most common types of damage that can occur. However, this protection will deteriorate as the tiles age and become worn. At the end of their lifespan, you may find that the tiles are cracking, which may contribute to large amounts of rainwater seeping into the home. Failing to replace the worn tile can lead to the homeowner having to spend the money to replace the entire roof, including its underlying supports. It may also impact the energy performance of the home as the small gaps may contribute to air-conditioned or heated air escaping from the home.


Dry-rot can be a potential problem that is often drastically underestimated by homeowners. When this type of rot starts to develop, it can quickly weaken large sections of the roof. In fact, it may even lead to sections of the roof starting to crumble and collapse. Dry-rot will largely be the result of poor ventilation, and while it can be extremely damaging, it can be relatively easy to repair if it is caught early. Unfortunately, if the dry-rot has allowed to progress and spread across the roof, a total replacement may be necessary. Increasing the number of vents will allow you to reduce the ability of dry-rot to form in the future, and a roof replacement can be the ideal time to make this type of improvement.

Impact Damage

The large surface area of your roof can expose it to a higher risk of being damaged as a result of strong impacts. These impacts can be from hail, falling branches, or any other heavy item that can strike it with a lot of force. The force of these impacts can crack shingles, tiles, and structural supports. Unfortunately, many of these damages may not be easily noticed by a homeowner until the roof has developed secondary damage, such as rot. Periodic inspections of the roof as well as having it inspected following other types of storm damage occurring to the property can increase the chances of repairing these damages before they lead to further damages. 

Reach out to a roofing repair contractor for more infomation.