Are you worried about the condition of your asphalt shingle roof? Take a few minutes for a quick visual inspection and look for these warning signs you need a new roof in Atlanta.
Telltale Signs to Look For
Curled shingles are a sign of both an aging roof system and excessive heat. Curled shingles are highly susceptible to wind uplift and tear. These shingles have become rigid and can break easily and lose tab edges.
Poorly placed downspouts, lack of eavestrough, or poorly designed valley drainage on a second storey 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. Exposed and bare shingles on a roof system will accelerate aging and shingle decay and can become an entry point for water.
Broken or Missing Shingles
Broken and missing singles greatly weaken a roof system’s ability to shed water and can be an entry point of water. Two common causes of damaged shingles are excessive wind and physical damage.
Buckled shingles are visible waved distortions that usually run vertically on a roof slope. Buckled shingles are highly susceptible to wind and ice damage and can be torn off easily. Overall roof age and wet or poorly installed underlayment are common causes of buckling shingles.
Flashing located around skylights, valleys, eaves, rakes, wall details, stacks, and chimneys is always subject to separation, lifting, and dried out caulking. Flashing can lift and separate due to general expansion and contraction. Expansion and contraction will also cause fasteners to become loose and allow water to enter.
Get A Professional Inspection
Your roof is the most critical part of your home. If you notice any warning signs you need a new roof, you may need to call an experienced roofing contractor. A roof leak is not always apparent immediately on the inside of a home; it can damage insulation and deck sheathing causing replacement costs to grow. Call Dreamworks before your problems grow. Contact us today.