Top 5 Warning Signs: How To Know if Your Shingle Roof Needs to be Replaced or Repaired
Wondering if your shingle roof needs servicing? Check for any of these five warning signs…
Curling Shingles1. Curling or Clawing Shingles
Curling or clawing shingles are a sign of both an aging roof system and excessive heat. Curled or clawing shingles are highly susceptible to wind uplift and ice damage. Shingles will become rigid and can break easily and lose tab edges.
Bare Spots Missing Shingles2. Missing Granules and Bare Spots
Poorly placed downspouts, lack of eaves trough, or poorly designed valley drainage on a second story can cause a waterfall effect that washes away granules over time. Aging of a roof system or physical damage can also cause bare spots and a loss of granules. When the protective granules of a shingle are lost the shingle begins to harden from heat and sun exposure. Granule loss on a roof system will accelerate aging and shingle decay and can become an entry point for water.