5 Things That Can Endanger Your Roof

As roofing professionals, we know a thing or two when it comes to repairing and replacing commercial and residential roofs. Many things happen (both on accident and purpose) that homeowners may not realize are endangering their roof. Since a roof is the only thing that protects your home from the outside elements, it’s important to take the necessary precautions to protect it. That’s why our team at Carolina Custom Contractors has come up with five things that can endanger your roof. 


Excessive rain or standing water on your roof can cause leaks and water damage that are often ignored if not serious. This can sometimes, in worst cases, lead to mold and algae buildup on your roof and throughout your ceiling. 

Random Decor

Each year homeowners install different types of holiday decorations on their roof like lights and blow-up reindeers. Not only does installing add more pressure to your roof, but this also requires walking and causing friction with the shingles on the roof which can damage the granules and leave them clogging gutters. 

Strong Weather

Strong winds can pick up tree limbs and other debris that can pose a threat to your home’s roof. Hail and other debris can weaken the granules on shingles which can cause build-up that can lead to water damage if neglected.

DIY Roof Repairs

While it may seem like the most feasible option for many homeowners, it’s often not the best. Many things aren’t taught in YouTube videos that you may miss which could potentially damage your roof further. For all your roofing needs, we’re here to help!

Pressure Washing

It might seem satisfying to clean all the moss and dirt off your roof and gutters, pressure washing your roof can do more harm than good. Excessive pressure to the shingles can damage the granules used on your roof for sun protection. 

Overall, these are just some of the threats that homeowners might not know can endanger their roof. Our team of experts at Carolina Custom Contractors is here for all your commercial and residential roofing repairs and replacements!