If your roof is over fifteen years old, it may be time for a Bay Area roofing contractor to conduct an inspection. When inspecting, there should be common roof dangers that you should be able to identify. If these common roof dangers are easy to see, then it may be time to consider a new roof. Here are some of the signs you should be able to identify in a decaying roof.
Algae – algae can actually do a lot of damage to your roof. If you see black streaks on your roof, odds are you have algae. Call your Bay Area Roofer now as this may destroy your roof completely. It’s not only very difficult to remove, but it may also mean that there are deeper issues with your roof.
Blistering – If water has gotten under your roof and has stayed there for a long time, it can cause blistering. Blistering comes in the form of small dark spots.
Buckling and Curling – buckled and curled shingles can be caused by many different reasons. If you see your shingles are buckling or curling, this may be a sign of improper roof ventilation. Improper roof ventilation can cause you a lot of problems, some of these include premature tear and wear, increased energy bills, shortened air conditioner lifespan, etc. Other causes for buckling and curling spots may include improper fastening/installation, nails that are too high, lack of back coating and more! Make sure to call your Bay Area Roofer right away if you see buckling and curling shingles.
Ceiling Spots – If you see any discoloration or spots on your ceiling, you may be dealing with water damage. If the damage isn’t too big, you should be able to patch the leak. If you see that the problem has turned into a much more severe issue, have a professional Bay Area Roofer take a look at it.
Damaged Flashing – the flashing is placed around discontinuities in order to deflect water away from seams or joints. Incorrectly installed flashings can cause a lot of headaches. These areas of the roof are already well known for causing leaks, so if you see that is has been damaged you should call your Bay Area Roofer. Flashing on your roof should look even and should lay flat. Any areas that have tears or buckles can allow water to enter your house.
Granule Loss – Granule loss often occurs to shingles that are very old or that have been exposed to extreme weather. Loss of granules indicates that the roof is becoming weaker and less capable of protecting your home from future extreme weather. So if you notice a lot of granule loss, call your Bay Area Roofer.
Missing Shingles – missing shingles can be caused due to improper installation or fastening. These can be replaced individually, but if you’re not an expert on how to do it yourself, we recommend calling your Bay Area Roofer! Missing shingles expose your roof and home directly, specially during bad weather. If you see that your roof as some shingles missing, make sure to take care of the problem right away.
Rotting – rotting is never a good sign, especially on your roof. If you see that your roof is rotting, this could mean that an area from your roof has been wet for a long period of time. Have your Bay Area Roofer take a look at this, as rotting often means that there are deeper issues.
If you see any of these signs on your roof, don’t hesitate to give Yorkshire Roofing a call!