Warning Signs of Roof Damage

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Warning Signs of Roof Damage

12th OF January

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 damageceiling spotsCeiling Spots – Caused by Leaks in Roof

  • 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

damage flashingDamage Flashing

  • Caused by improper installation
  • Caused by drying and cracking
  • Can usually be repaired without replacing roof

missing shinglesMissing Shingles

  • Caused by improper fastening
  • Caused by exposure to high winds
  • Can usually be replaced individually

bluckling and curling spotsBuckling & Curling Spots

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

blisteringBlistering

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

algea growthAlgae Growth

  • 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

missing granulesMissing Granules

  • 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

rottingRotting

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

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.