Roofing 101; The Warning Signs of a Troubled Roof

Roofing 101; The Warning Signs of a Troubled Roof

Your roof may have serious problems and unless you know what you are looking for the damage can get worse. All American Roofing & Construction has been in the business for years, let one of our professionals come out and give you a free roof analysis and inspection just to be on the safe side if you think that any of these conditions currently are affecting your home.

roof damage


[span3]ceiling spots[/span3][span3]Ceiling Spots – Caused by Leaks in Roof[/span3][span6]

  • Check attic or crawlspace for leaks in deck
  • Check chimney and vents for cracks in flashing & roof for damaged shingles
  • Check rafters for leaks that travel away from original source[/span6]

damage flashing[/span3][span3]Damage Flashing[/span3][span6]

  • Caused by improper installation
  • Caused by drying and cracking
  • Can usually be repaired without replacing roof [/span6]


[span3]missing shingles[/span3][span3]Missing Shingles[/span3][span6]

  • Caused by improper fastening
  • Caused by exposure to high winds
  • Can usually be replaced individually [/span6]

bluckling and curling spots[/span3][span3]Buckling & Curling Spots[/span3][span6]

  • Caused by improperly applied felt (buckling)
  • Caused by movement in deck (buckling)
  • Caused by undersaturation of felt in organic-based shingles (curling)[/span6]


  • Caused by moisture in shingles
  • Caused by excessive use of asphalt plastic cement
  • Typically appear within the first year after shingles are installed[/span6]

algea growth[/span3][span3]Algae Growth[/span3][span6]

  • Caused by growth of airborne algae deposited on roof
  • Unsightly appearance does not affect the service life of the material
  • Common problem in warm, humid climates[/span6]

missing granules[/span3][span3]Missing Granules[/span3][span6]

  • On newly applied shingles, a certain number of loose granules is normal
  • On aging shingles, missing granules indicate need for replacement
  • Normally Gutters have an accumulation of granules[/span6]


  • Caused by absorption of moisture by mat at the core of the shingle
  • Common problem with organic-based shingles.[/span6]

If You Have an Issue Such As a Roof Leak in Atlanta, What’s Next?

The next step is for a roofing expert to come out for a
Free Roof Analysis. From that roof inspection, we can suggest the smartest options for you, as well as give you costs for each of those options.