You might be too keen to look after the interior of your house that you often forget to look after the exterior, especially the roof part. Now, if you are wondering the same, this article will help you detect some red signs if your shingle roof needs some care to be repaired or replaced.
- Curling or Clawing Shingles
These are a sign which states that your roof has aged and had gone through excessive heat. Clawing or curled shingles are highly prone to ice damage and wind uplift. Shingles tend to become rigid and are easily breakable and can lose tab edges as well.
- Missing Granules and Bare Spots
This red sign states that poorly placed downspouts, poorly constructed valley drainage or lack of eaves trough on the second storey can cause a waterfall that will wash away the granules as the time passes by. When your roof becomes aged or any kind of physical damage can cause bare spots and lack of granules as well. When the granules of the shingle are lost, it starts to harden from the exposure of heat and sun. Lack of granules on the roof will fasten the process of aging and decay and can cause a waterfall effect.
- Missing or broken Shingles
This red sign can greatly affect the strength of the ability of the roof system to shed water and can make an entry point for water. Damaged shingles can be caused by physical damage and excessive winds.
- Buckling Shingles
This type of red sign is a visible waved distortion that normally runs up vertically on a roof slope. These shingles are highly prone to ice and wind damage and are can be easily torn. Buckling shingles are caused by excessive aging of the roof, wet or poorly installed underlayment etc.
- Damaged Flashings
Flashings which are installed around chimneys, eaves, skylights, rakes, stacks, valleys, wall details etc. are all subjected to lifting separation, and dried out caulking. The flashing details are prone to lift and separate because of general expansion and contraction. Then it will further lead to cause fasteners to loosen up and the bottom flashing flange to uplift hence, letting the water to enter.
If you notice any of these red flags on your shingle roof, get in touch with your roofing contractor as soon as possible.