The roof takes the brunt of storm damage and other elements on a daily basis, and that’s why it’s important to keep it in top shape. Deteriorating asphalt shingles can allow water to leak into your house and cause many other types of problems. If you suspect that your roof is showing signs of damage – like the signs below – have a professional evaluate the structure to see if you need a roof repair or replacement.
1. Lifting – Shingles that are lifted at the bottom are more prone to being blown off in high winds or penetrated by rainwater and snow. This usually happens when the sealing was not done properly during installation, or it could also be a sign of aging.
2. Curling – When you see curling on the edge or corners of the shingles, you should call a roofer like New View Roofing and Remodeling to fix the problem. Curled shingles often signal that the roof is reaching the end of its useful life. In other cases, the poorly ventilated attic causes premature roof failure.
3. Missing – This is one of the more obvious signs of shingle damage. Missing shingles will expose the area to the elements, allowing water to seep in and spreading the damage to other shingles. Call for storm damage repair to check for missing shingles after a hurricane. If your roof is still relatively new and in good condition, you might have to just replace the damaged section.
4. Cracking – Just like any gaps in the shingles, cracks provide an easy entry point for water to flow beneath the surface and into your home. Temperature swings, high winds, improper installation and manufacturing defects are the usual culprits for shingle cracking.
New View Roofing and Remodeling, one of the top residential roofers in the area, can inspect your entire roof and perform necessary repairs. We can also determine if you are due for a complete re-roof. Call us today at (469) 250-0016, or fill out our contact form to get started. We serve clients in Plano, TX, and surrounding areas.