Many have a hard time judging the state of their roof, and simply, do not know how to. Below, I want to show you some roofing conditions that are many times neglected. Some of the things that you maybe experiencing and, with good intentions, do not know how it can cost you thousands of dollars in damages . And, in ways, can affect your health.
are most often caused by moisture of your roof decking or underlayment. Buckling shingles appear as if they are being pushed upward from beneath. The result, the lack of insulation and/or poor attic ventilation.
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On your asphalt roof, shingles are signs that granules are missing? The granules give the shingles a protective layer. Without that protection, water or moisture is likely to seep in and cause severe damage.
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Roof Shingle Cracking/Tearing/ or Splitting Failures is called " Thermal splitting," or "Thermal cracking" which in fact is, in most cases, actually a tearing of the shingles and is considered by experts the principal current problems with fiberglass-based shingles.
While many shingles today are produced for durability, many factors can accelerate the aging of shingles. For example, if your roof is not properly ventilated), it can negatively impact your shingles life expectancy. (check out The 4 Ways to Save Energy ) and How Your Roof is Costing You Money.
In many cases because we experience extreme hot and cold weather the plywood maybe intacked but many times leaks start small and are unnoticeble until a big rain storm hits.
Homes built around the same time period can be experiencing the same types of weather conditions and can mean that your roof is nearing its useful life.
This airborne algae cause dark streaks on roof decks. Algae is usually associated with pools and seashores. However, depending on the severity of the black streaks this may not necessarily harm the roof shingles and if a slight misjudgment, In the right conditions it can flourish on shingles. Those conditions can lead to plenty of moisture and/or humidity. which in time can lead to molding in the attic or A stench of mildew at home.
Can grow on roof surfaces that don’t get much sunlight, especially in cool, moist climates. Moss growth can be more than a cosmetic issue. Moss holds moisture against the roof surface and over time in freezing climates can cause damage to the granules on top of the shingles and inflame plywood.
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