Some may think that you must be a fully certified roofing professional to determine whether or not you’re in need of a shingle repair. Although it is suggested that you have an expert to handle any type of maintenance or repair with your roof, you as the property owner, have the ability to keep an eye peeled for warning signs and we’re here to tell you how.
Step outside and take a stroll around the perimeter of your building. Have you noticed any of the following?
- Bare spots and missing granules: Beware of ill located downspouts or valley drainage that have been badly designed. This results in a waterfall which, over an extended time, can wash away the protective granules and the entire shingle itself. The absence of the granules allows the shingles to become rigid because of exposure to sunlight. These drastically shortens the lifespan of the roof and evolve to a leak causing water damage.
- Buckling shingles: This is referring to the shingles that have become warped. Shingles that have buckled are easily affected by ice and can easily be torn off by high winds. Underlayment that’s been installed incorrectly or just the overall age of the roof are normal causes.
- Clawing or curling: These are a result of excessive heat and aging. The shingles can become stiff and easily break off in accelerated winds or ice damage.
If you’ve noticed any of these issues, don’t wait until your next scheduled maintenance appointment, call the specialists at Alliance Roofing today at 860-633-7243. We’ll be happy to provide you with professional quality roof repairs in Hartford, CT and all surrounding areas.