When you look at your roof, you may feel that its overall appearance is relatively good. However, there may be a couple of spots that look a little off to you, leading you to wonder if these sections should be repaired. If so, look for the following appearances that indicate that the shingles are no longer doing their job and should be repaired.
1. Shingles Appear to Have a Wave in the Middle
One sign that some of your roof's shingles have issues is if they appear to have a wave in the center of them. Typically, these waves look as though they are traveling up and down the roof as opposed to side to side.
When you see these waves, they usually mean that the shingles are no longer fit snugly against the plywood decking underneath. This loosening of the shingles could be caused by two problems.
One possible reason is that the shingles are old and worn out, causing them to shift and pull away from the roof. Second, the decking itself may have been deteriorating and is no longer able to hold onto the shingles.
Either way, water will quickly find its way underneath the shingles and cause either new or further damage to the decking. This, in turn, will lead to a leaking roof.
2. Edges of Shingles Are Curling Up
Another sign that you should be on the lookout for that may signal a need for repairs is when the shingles' edges start to curl up. At first, the curling may be hard to notice unless you are eye level with the roof. However, as the curling becomes worse, the shingles will start to take on a cup-like shape.
The main reason why the edges of the shingles are curling up is that they have become old and dried out. When coupled with loose roofing nails, the curling will get worse over time. The curling will not only give water easy entry underneath the shingle layer, but it will also eventually cause the shingles to crack and break off.
If sections of your roof have shingles that are showing one or both of the signs above, your roof is in danger of leaking in the near future if it has not already started. Contact a contractor who offers roof repair services to have them inspect your home's roof to find the problem areas so that action can be taken to fix them before the damage gets worse.Share
17 August 2020
I was concerned that a recent hailstorm might have caused damage to my roof. While inspecting my roof, the roofing contractor noted cracked shingles and granule loss from the impact of the hailstones. I didn't want my roof to start leaking, so I immediately had the damaged shingles replaced. Hi, my name is Troy Blakely and in this blog, you'll find out about the various types of shingle damage. You'll also learn how to determine if you need to have your roof repaired or replaced. I didn't know this information until the roofing contractor explained it to me. Then I decided that I would help other people by spreading the word. A damaged or leaky roof can cause expensive damage to the inside of your home and that's why it's so important to address roof issues as quickly as possible.