Do You Need a New Roof?

How often do you look at your roof? If you’re like most people, you maybe quickly glance up at the roof line while you are pulling in and out of the driveway. The fact is the roof has a BIG role – to protect your home, so it is best to give your roof some attention once in a while. In order for the roof to perform as intended, the shingles and roof system need to be installed correctly and in good condition. So, what should you be looking for when you inspect your roof? The following are good indicators that your roof shingles need to be replaced.

 

1. Damaged Flashing – either bent or torn. May be due to improper installation, weathering or settling of home’s foundation

2. Ceiling Spots – caused by a roof leak, check attic for leaks in deck

3. Missing Shingle Granules – bare spots on your shingles or excessive amount of granules in the gutters

4. Blisters – moisture in the shingle caused by poor drainage or inadequate ventilation

5. Shingle Buckling – may be caused by wrinkled underlayment, poor attic ventilation or new shingles applied over old shingles

6. Missing Shingles – due to either improper fastening or exposure to high winds

7. Algae Growth – dark discoloration, roof looks streaked & dirty

8. Rotting– caused by excess moisture absorption & retention

9. Shingle Curling – usually a result of improper nailing or lack of attic ventilation

 

If you have any questions about the condition of your roof or want us to come take a look, contact us – we are happy to assist you with all your roofing needs!


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