Reasons To Replace Your Shingle Roof

Acting quickly when your home's shingle roof is needing to be replaced can allow you to limit the potential for damaging occurring to the home. In order to be able to act quickly in these situations, you will need to have an understanding of the types of problems that can indicate that the time is approaching for the shingle roof to be replaced.

Blistering

Shingle blistering is one of the more common issues to arise as this type of roofing ages. It is the result of water being able to get just beneath the surface of the asphalt shingle. As it heats up and evaporates, it will put enough pressure on the asphalt in the shingle to cause it to balloon out. Blistering is a sign of serious wear occurring to the asphalt shingles, and it is a problem that will worsen until the shingle develops a puncture in it that can allow water into the home.

Balding

The asphalt shingles on your roof will be covered in a layer of small granules. These can help to protect the shingles, and they can also indicate when the roof is approaching the end of its lifespan. As these granules erode, they will leave sections of the shingles bald, which can leave them more exposed to solar damage, moisture problems, and even pest issues. You may be able to notice this problem without having to inspect the roof. As the granules loosen and fall off the shingles, they will wash down the gutters. By periodically checking around the downspout, you may be able to notice that these granules starting to collect.

Rot

Homeowners will most often associate the risk of rot develop with the wooden components of their home. Homes with wooden shingles will need to have them periodically coated with a protective sealant to limit the risk of rot forming. This may delay the formation of rot on the wood shingles, but rot will still eventually form. Interestingly, it can also be possible for asphalt shingles to develop rot as a result of prolonged moisture exposure. Regardless of the material that is used, replacing rotting shingles should always be a priority. If this problem is left unchecked, the rot will eventually spread to neighboring components. It may not always be necessary to completely replace a roof that has limited shingle rot. However, you should always leave this work to shingle roof repair professionals as it can be difficult for a homeowner to effectively determine the full extent of any rot that may be occurring.

Contact a shingle roofing contractor like Acoma Roofing, Inc. for more information.



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Spotting Roofing Problems Fast When you develop a roof leak, you don't have time to ignore it. Issues with leaks can cause problems as simple as incoming water and as wide-ranging as mold accumulation inside your home, which is why you should never let an issue sit. However, if you aren't careful, you could develop problems with roofing that is simply open to the elements, allowing rain and snow to enter your home, melt, and contribute to problems like mold growth. On this blog, you can learn more about the kinds of roofing issues that you could be faced with, and what to do about them.

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