10 Warning Signs Of A Bad Roof
Most people don't hop up on their roof on a regular basis or even think about their roof for that matter. Unfortunately, neglecting your roof can lead to serious damage and costly repairs. So how do you know if you might need a new roof? Keep an eye out for these 10 Warning Signs.
1. Missing Granules
Small amounts of granules will be loose after application of a new roof.
On older shingles, missing granules indicate a need for replacement
Caused by the growth of air-borne algae which deposits on your roof
Algae resistant shingles are available
High nails or lack of back coating
Under-saturation of asphalt felt in organic shingles.
Lack of ventilation or improper number of fasteners
Moisture in the shingle
5. Ceiling Spots
Check attic for leaks in decking
Check protrusions through the roof (i.e. chimney and vents) for cracks
Check rafters for water spots or leaks
Check roof for damaged shingles
Absorption of moisture by the mat at the core of the shingle
This is a common problem with organic-based shingles
7. Damaged Flashing
Drying and cracking
Settling of the structure
Roof deck movement
Poor roof ventilation
New shingles applied over old shingles
9. Missing Shingles
Exposure to high winds
10. Hail Damage
Difficult to detect
Causes missing granules and roof leaks
If you notice any of these warning signs, call us at (507) 208-0172 or Email Us at email@example.com today for a free estimate!