Recognizing Types of Roof Damage For Residential And Commercial Roofs

The process of roof repair can be an important aspect of maintenance for any commercial or residential building. With a variety of forces that can affect the status of roofing materials it is crucial to recognize types of damage early on. Here are some the most common types of roofing damage to look for.

Moisture And Leaks

Storm damage can often be one of the top reasons for roof replacement and repair. A series of small leaks can be extremely harmful if they are not addressed very quickly. Leaks can lead to moisture, roof moss, mold growth and more.

Damage From Hail

Hail damage also needs to be repaired quite quickly and this can lead to a leaky roof if it’s a left unchecked. Severe hail can puncture through roofing materials and damage gutters as well as other systems across a roof.

Flashing Problems

Aluminum or galvanized steel siding can also cause a series of problems when it is not stretched properly across the joints in a room. Flashing is designed to prevent seepage and damage and when the flashing itself gets damaged this can lead to roof leaks in a variety of areas.


The infiltration of pests like roof rats, raccoons and squirrels can often lead to a series of problems with your shingles and roofing systems.

Recognizing some of these top signs can mean regularly receiving a professional roofing inspection for your roof. Working with a Professional Roofing maintenance team can make sure that the process of inspecting your roof can regularly take place and the signs of damage can be prevented appropriately.

This post was written by Reggie Reed! Reggie is a state-certified roofing contractor and co-owner of Reggie Reed Roofing. He is a 4th generation roofing contractor. RR Roofing offers a wide variety of roofing services for residential homes, apartment complexes, condos, commercial buildings, churches and more. Reggie enjoys dedicating his spare time to helping underprivileged youth in his community and traveling with his family and friends. Click here for more information!

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