At Advanced Roofing, we are committed to helping homeowners in Brandon, Westman, and surrounding areas in Manitoba resolve their shingle issues. To avoid sudden, costly shingle repairs, be sure to keep a close eye on your roof consistently and learn how to identify potential issues, such as the following:
Leaks in the Attic
After a strong storm or torrential rain, check your attic for signs of leaks. You should also watch out for ice damming as it can cause water to enter your house. This occurs when there’s no adequate shingle underlay or the flashing around the chimneys has deteriorated. When these happen, it means is might be time for a new roof.
Interior or Exterior Paint Blistering or Peeling
When paint starts to peel off, the cause is most likely to be trapped moisture in the house due to excessive temperature or high humidity from poor attic ventilation. The air in the attic needs to flow freely from the soffit to the ridge to reduce humidity. Ensure your roof is well ventilated, it may be time for a new roof.
Stains on Interior Ceilings and Walls/Mould or Mildew Growth
If you notice stains or mould growth inside your home, it may be due to inadequate or faulty shingle underlay that lets water seep into the house. Insufficient ventilation could also be the cause, causing excessive moisture that allows mould and mildew to thrive. When this happens, it may be time for a new roof.
Missing, Cracked, or Curled Shingles
If your shingles have become too dry or break when touched, it means that they are at the end of their useful life. If you have missing shingles, you need to replace them immediately. Even if it’s just one missing shingle, your roof becomes highly vulnerable to the elements, especially wind and rain.
Strong wind can get under the surrounding shingles and cause further damage. Rain may also leak into the area where the shingle is missing. When all any or all these things happen, it’s time to call Advanced Roofing and invest in a new roof.
Dark, Unpleasant Spots on the Roof
This means your roof has vegetation, fungus, mould, or algae growth. It could also mean that the protective granules of the shingles have been lost. The granules on the shingles help keep UV rays from penetrating the asphalt coating. Once they are lost, it’s a sign that you need to consider getting a new roof. Call us for a free estimate.
If your roof is old and the shingles are between 20 and 25 years old, then they are almost at the end of their life cycle. You may want to consider replacing the whole roof, instead of replacing the shingles individually and making repairs. Over time, roof replacement will be more cost-effective, and make your home secure from the elements.
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