Asphalt shingled roofs have a lifespan of at least 20 years. When your roof is around 12 years old, you should begin inspecting it regularly for any damage. Below you’ll discover what types of damage to look for so you can call professional Shingle roof installers to repair or put a new roof on your home.
The tiny granules you see on your asphalt shingles are there for a reason. They help to protect the shingle and your house from UV rays and the weather. You may notice that some of your shingles have bald spots where several granules have fallen off. With excessive granule loss, you’ll notice the granules in your gutters and at the bottom of your downspouts. Granules come loose and fall off due to hail, shingles blisters and the normal process of aging.
As mentioned above, a hail storm can cause granules to fall off and it can also cause other damage to your shingles. Large hail can bust the surface of the shingles and leave a circular indentation. Once the shingles are cracked, they’re not as effective at protecting your house.
Another weather related issue that can cause damage to your roof is wind. High wind gusts can cause shingles to become loose at the ends and even blow completely off the roof. If your roof is in otherwise good condition, a roofer can repair your roof and replace the missing shingles. If a large number of shingles have been blown off or your roof is showing other wear as well, you’ll need to have your entire roof replaced.
Any type of leak in your roof, big or small, can cause damage to the inside of your home. You may notice water spots on your ceiling and the area may drip when it rains. Water can seep into your attic and eventually cause the boards to rot and become unstable. Mold and mildew can start growing in your house due to the constant moisture.
Vinton Roofing Company, Inc. is an experienced company that provides commercial and residential roofing services. Visit their website at vintonroofing.com for more information and to request your free estimate.