Your roof protects you, your home and belongings from snow, rain, and sunlight. Therefore, it is important that you keep it in good condition at all times. Since your roof is a complicated structure that is subjected to nature’s elements 24/7, various kinds of roofing issues can happen that require immediate roof repair.
Addressing small roofing problems before they become larger and costlier issues is a must. Listed below are a few of the most common roofing concerns and what their presence indicates.
Buckling shingles indicate moisture underneath. This can happen whenever new shingles are installed on top of older shingles or when the new roof wasn’t installed correctly. Buckling or buckled shingles can also be a sign that your roof has poor ventilation and commonly signal that a new roof is needed.
Water Spots on Ceiling
Discolored spots on your ceilings can be due to water coming from a leaky roof. The damage does not stop with these unsightly spots. If you continue to ignore this issue, major water damage can take place and you might be forced to change some of your home’s interior features like the drywall and the ceilings.
There are many reasons why this can happen. One, in particular, is that the roofing contractor you previously hired for its installation disregarded the manufacturer’s instructions as to the recommended numbers of nails that need to be used per shingle.
Another reason is when a roof is insufficiently insulated, which can lead to moisture accumulation in the attic. Since it has to go somewhere, it will gradually become trapped between the shingles and the underlayment. Every shingle comes with an adhesive strip that links it to the row underneath. In case that strip, which is referred to as back coating, is not attached properly to the row underneath, curling can take place.
Weather elements will cause your roof to contract and expand. When this happens, the nails holding the shingles down can be pushed upwards, causing the shingles to curl.
Roofs start to rot whenever the shingles have soaked up moisture all the way to its core. This is a serious concern that needs to be dealt with as soon as possible by a roofing contractor from Florence Roofing Experts.
This issue happens commonly in the spring and cast can be the result of ice or snow damage, as well as high winds. Another probable cause is that the shingles were not installed correctly. It is crucial that you call a Florence roofing contractor who can restore your roof back to its original condition. An untrained individual trying to do this by himself may incorrectly install the shingles, which can lead to a roof leak.
When the roof is first installed, it is normal to notice some granules, which are tiny ceramic coated rock specs covering the surface of the asphalt shingle, dislodged from the shingles. But if this continues to happen, the lifespan of your roof will be decreased immensely because your shingle’s asphalt will be exposed to the harsh weather elements. If you have observed this issue on an older roof, then it might be the best time to have a roof replacement.
Blisters appear in the form of bubbles under the surface of the shingle’s granules. They are often the result of moisture that is trapped in the shingle. The affected shingle doesn’t have to be replaced until it breaks open. When this happens, it might become discolored and the water might start to leak, which is another issue you need to attend to.
Roof flashing is a sheet metal that is installed on the roof’s joints to prevent water from getting access to the structure. It is installed before the shingles and when done incorrectly or when it becomes damaged, it can lead to a leaky roof. In a few cases, a roofing contractor can replace the flashing within the damaged area only.
Call Florence Roofing Experts if you need roof installation, maintenance, replacement, or roof repair services.
Florence Roofing Experts
2117-B W. Palmetto Street #103
Florence, SC 29501