When Do You Need a Roofing Company to Replace Your Shingle Roof?
Shingles are among the widely used roofing material. They last long when installed properly and taken good care of. However, like many other roofing materials, shingles cannot last forever. With elements such as rain, water, UV light, snow, and hail, your shingles will wear out. There are things that will warn you when you should call in a roofing company to replace the shingles.
When a roof ages, it starts to show signs of failure like curling or clawing. Due to excessive heat the roof has taken throughout the years, it will deform with time. Clawed or curled shingles become susceptible to being lifted up by wind and experiencing ice damage. The shingles will be inflexible and rigid meaning they break easily when put under certain force. They also lose tab edges.
Shingles have granules that act as a protect layer. When these granules are lost from aging and physical damage, it exposes the shingles and they begin to harden due to sun and heat exposure. With time, the shingles decay and start leaking water into the house. Having poorly placed downspouts, poor designs of the valley drainage, and lack of eveastroughs also causes water to wash away granules on the shingles. Your home is under threat of water damage of the roof is showing bare spots or missing shingles.
When you begin to see that many singles are missing or broken, it is time you think of a replacement. Missing and broken shingles weaken the roof making it difficult to allow water to shed out easily. When not checked, the areas where the shingles are broken or missing become entry points of water. The reason you have the shingles damaged is mostly due to physical damage and wind damage.
You may notice that the shingles have waved distortions running vertically up the slope of the roof. When the shingles are bucked are constantly under attack by ice and wind. They are also easily torn apart. The common causes of buckling shingles are poor installation of underlayment and roof aging.
The caulking on flashings in the rakes, skylights, wall details, valleys, chimneys, and stacks can separate, lift, and dry out. The expansion and contraction caused by heat and cold causes the separation. Eventually, the fasteners used in fixing the flashing will become loose. The flange at the bottom of the flashing lift up meaning water will begin to enter inside the home.
When you have one or more of these signs, you should start planning for a replacement. Finding certified roofing contractors ensure that the problem is addressed properly. If you don’t handle these shingles problems in time, your home could suffer water damage when it rains. Having a leaky roof can damage the deck sheathing, insulation, and other components meaning the extent of damage is huge. However, when you contact roofers to look at the problem and bring in solutions you can prevent possible roof leaks that could arise from missing shingles, buckled or clawing shingles and damaged flashings.