We depend on our roofs to shield our homes from the elements and other damaging debris, but our roofs aren’t invincible. To continue to do their jobs successfully, our homes need occasional roof evaluation to ensure any damage is dealt with properly.

Blue Fox Roofing has completed many Charlotte roof inspections, so we know the damage your roof can take over the years. Whether you’re in need of expert roof repairs or just curious about the common causes of roof damage, we can help you get the services and answers you need.


One of the most unpredictable and high-impact reasons your roof can be damaged is by weather. Though your roof is designed to withstand the weather for many years, severe weather conditions can wear away at the roof materials or create damage. Even in milder climates like Charlotte that don’t experience heavy snowfall, there are some weather events to look out for when concerned with your roof health:

  • High winds
  • Heavy rain
  • Lightning storms
  • Snowfall
  • Hail
  • Extreme heat

After any of these events happen around your home, it’s important to assess if your roof has been damaged. Unaddressed damages can lead to even more severe problems over time — and you don’t want to end up replacing your roof early because of deterioration! Other than holes or breakages through the roof, your shingles can be warped or lifted out of place as well. You might need an expert pair of eyes to help you identify any issues.

Debris Or Impact

It’s possible that weather systems or just the flow of nature could cause debris to collide with your roof. Tree branches, trees, powerlines leaves and other objects might hit your roof and cause damage. Your roof is only designed to withstand so much, especially when the force is concentrated in one area. Be diligent about checking your roof for signs of impact so that repairs can be made swiftly and efficiently.

Furry Neighbors 

Those critters that frequent your neighborhood think that your home is theirs as well! It’s very common for roof damage to occur when a persistent animal decides to make their way into your attic or under your eaves. If you notice holes, bite marks or other signs that an uninvited guest has come to stay, you should get a professional opinion to make sure your roof hasn’t sustained lasting damage. Here are some common pests to look out for:

  • Raccoons
  • Opossums
  • Squirrels
  • Bats
  • Birds
  • Insects

Human Activity

While many homeowners leave the roof walking to the pros, some are used to accessing their roof for a variety of reasons. If you walk around or make any changes to your home from your roof, there is the possibility that you might cause damage. Be aware of your presence on your roof and remember that it wasn’t designed to be a walkway. You should use extreme caution and keep track of any changes that may have occurred since you were up there last.

Do You Know The Condition Of Your Roof?

Our expert roof inspectors are happy to evaluate your roof. You can count on us to find any issues your roof may be having and recommend the best solution or repair. When you work with Blue Fox Roofing, you get more than years of experience, you get a passion for the community. Contact us today to schedule your roof inspection!

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