...and unfortunately, it'll really cost more money and more hassle.
It's hard to see the pine-needle build up but it occurs and unfortunately it cause water/moisture to work it's way down.
In this case it started a small leak in the master closet.
As you can see the damage was pretty severe considering pine needles. Maybe a big branch could've caused the problem but there were two separate places on the roof with the same issue.
We had to replace a lot of OSB sheathing,
Here's the second spot we identified.
We installed new OSB sheathing, new felt paper and added a granular surfaced roof leak barrier in the valley.
Here's an entire section replaced
with architectural shingles.