What Causes Roof Damage?

Eddie Shekari
December 20, 2021

The roof of your home keeps the ugly days away. They protect you from rain and thunder entering your homes and destroying everything you own. However, just like anything else, there comes a time to make some roof repairs. It’s paramount to maintain your roof, but it is often overlooked. 

When they’re showing signs of roof problems, you must contact professionals as soon as possible to get your roof repaired. Take the time to inspect your roof further to see what is causing the roof damage. This will speed up the process and help you get ahead in knowing if there could be any more possible damages.

Still, asking yourself what causes roof damage? Below are some of the common causes of roof damage that most likely are causing your roof problems.

What are the signs of roof damage?

Signs of Roof Damage

Before we list all the common causes of roof damage, it’s crucial to pay attention to signs of roof damage or roof leaks. Be aware of the things surrounding the roof or ceiling because this could help stop the spread of more potential roof problems. Overall, it will save you time and money

To prevent roof damage from becoming severe, watch for these signs:

  • Water stains on ceilings and walls
  • Missing shingles, stones, or tiles
  • Deterioration around fascia and soffits
  • Curling at the edges of shingles
  • Mold and moss 
  • Gutter rust
  • Attic issues

These signs mean it’s time to get your roof inspected as quickly as possible. They can prove to be more severe and expensive if you take your time to contact a professional. 

Improper roof installation can cause damage

The Common Causes of Roof Damage

The common causes of roof damage are important to know to help figure out the reason behind your roof problems. Many factors can damage your roof, and it’s essential to understand what is causing it to fix the roof efficiently. 

These could be causing damage to your roof: 


There is a possibility that your roof has become weak and brittle and is demonstrating wear and tear. Also, if you’ve done roof repairs in the past, this could have started to wear down your roof.  

Improper Installation

The improper installation comes from contractors taking shortcuts to save their time and money. The roof damage could be caused by the contractor roofing over old shingles, not using underlayment, not installing proper flashing, or using poor or no roof sealants

Walking on the Roof

Stay away from walking on the roof! If you do this, it will wear the shingles down and rip them up. You could also wholly knock granules off the shingle tops and rip a few shingles out of place.

Weather Conditions 

The weather conditions that are damaging your roof vary from state to state. However, harsh weather such as high winds, thunderstorms, hail storms, high heat, deep colds, heavy rain, and hurricanes will all cause damage. This is the biggest cause of roof damages. 

As we are approaching winter, it’s crucial for all Houston and Texas residents to be aware of the large fluctuations in temperature that we will be experiencing. Rain and moisture are big causes of roof damage, as they lead to annoying roof leaks, water damage, breaking of shingles, and wear and tear of the roof. 

UV Rays

The sunny, beautiful UV Rays shorten the lifespan of your roof by drying out your shingles over time. 

Roof maintenance, like power washing can help prevent damage

Call the Pros

What causes roof damage? Well, everything is listed above! 

If you’re experiencing some common causes of roof damage, it’s time to call the Pros. Pro Painters offers roof cleaning services that will help your roof from damage as well as roof coating. The roof coating system provides a membrane for your roof, shielding your roof from the environment and allowing it to withstand the battering of a thunderstorm better. It extends the life of your roof by protecting it from the impact of sunlight (both infrared and UV rays), hail, rain, and most types of physical damage.

Pro Painters provides better service and quality at a competitive cost from initial application to final inspection, and we know how to maintain your roof.  Contact the Pros today to install a roof coating system.

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Eddie Shekari

Eddie founded Pro Painters in 1995 to meet the growing need for high-quality residential and commercial painting needs in Houston. In nearly 20 years, Pro Painters has exponentially grown our client base, serving residents across the greater Houston area. Our core principles have helped us achieve the highest standard of workmanship and customer satisfaction. Our years of experience have allowed us to become an extension to our customers as the all-in-one solution for home makeovers.