Telltale Signs of a Roof in Need of Repair

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Telltale Signs of a Roof in Need of Repair:

Telltale Signs of a Roof in Need of Repair

Introduction:

Introduction Your home’s roof protects you and your family from the elements and other factors. As such, a structurally sound roof is of vital importance and any indication of damage, small or large, should be taken into consideration and appropriate measures should be carried out.

Reasons for Roof Damage or Roof Failure :

Reasons for Roof Damage or Roof Failure The roof is susceptible to various damaging elements: Rainfall and other forms of precipitation Heavy winds Falling trees and other debris

Reasons for Roof Damage or Roof Failure:

Reasons for Roof Damage or Roof Failure Other reasons for deterioration: Poor installation Lifetime of roof material exceeded Shovelling snow off roofs to prevent ice dams

Signs Your Roof Needs Repair:

Signs Your Roof Needs Repair Broken shingles High winds and snow removal result in broken shingles. Roof peaks are particularly vulnerable to high winds. Since shingles are meant to dispel water, if broken, water enters easily and causes damage. This is especially true for low-slope roofs (slower run-off).

Signs Your Roof Needs Repair:

Signs Your Roof Needs Repair Buckling Buckling is depicted by waviness of the horizontal lines of shingles straight up the roof slope. Shingles may then be removed by wind, resulting in further damage. Buckling is often due to poor attic ventilation or the use of thinner-than-recommended plywood or non-plywood material.

Signs Your Roof Needs Repair Continued…:

Signs Your Roof Needs Repair Continued… Curling This is when shingles curl upwards. These damaged shingles are prone to further wind and ice damage. Curling is caused by excess moisture in the underside of the shingle. Clawing This is a feature due to the normal aging of shingles. Shingles curl under and are vulnerable to damage by wind, hail and ice.

Signs Your Roof Needs Repair Continued…:

Signs Your Roof Needs Repair Continued… Flashings Cracked flashings, dried out caulking around flashing and if shingles overlying the flashing are in poor shape, these could indicate problems in your roof. Other warning signs include roof decay and stains, clogged/damaged vents, gutters that are decayed, rusty, deformed or loosely attached to structure, and chimneys that are leaning or with damaged bricks.

What can be done?:

What can be done? Consult expert roofers to assess the needs of your roof; ensure that a thorough diagnosis is completed Make an informed decision about fixing your roof Keep in mind that when a roof fails in one way, it will often fail in other ways soon after – look out for this

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