The Most Common Roofing Threats You Need to Know

A solid and reliable roof makes a big difference in protecting your home. But if it isn’t cared for and maintained properly, it won’t last long against the weather. This is the only way to ensure it stays in good condition throughout its expected life span and slow down its natural deterioration. And as a homeowner, you should also understand how it’s constantly exposed to elements that can compromise its performance. These include:

Strong Wind Speeds

High wind speeds can be harsh for some homes and roofing systems. This is because they can quickly lift poorly-maintained shingles and leave the roof more exposed to the natural elements. Damaged and loose shingles are also more vulnerable to wind and should be repaired immediately to prevent further damage to your roof’s health. They can also turn loose shingles and other debris into projectiles. This can cause dents, punctures, and other additional damage to your roof’s surface and the rest of the home exterior.

Ultraviolet Rays

The sun’s heat and ultraviolet (UV) rays contribute to the wear and tear of your asphalt shingles. Without proper maintenance, the chemicals on the roofing materials may soon dry out, resulting in buckling, splitting, or cracking.


Leaves, twigs, pine needles, branches, and other types of debris can collect on your roof and in your gutters. They retain moisture, which can be bad news for your roof because they promote premature rot. Once they accumulate in your gutters, they prevent water runoff from flowing toward the downspouts and away from your property. Roof cleaning and maintenance are the only ways you can safeguard the structure. Though it would also be in your best interest to trim off overhanging branches of nearby trees to minimize debris.

Bone Dry Roofing West is a trusted roofing contractor that homeowners in Fort Collins, CO, continue to count on for top-notch residential roofing services. Call us today at (970) 329-8938 for a free estimate! You can also fill out our contact form to get started.



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