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Signs Of A Roof In Need Of Replacement

A good roof provides you with comfort and a feeling of security over your head. Having a leak free and cozy home is a great experience and you wouldnt that to get ruined by aging roof material. It is, therefore, important to check your roof for either of the signs below so as to help you tell whether you need a new roof or a roof repair. Signs of a roof in need of replacement include curling shingles, broken tiles, and asphalt shingles losing their granular layer and excessive moss which may indicate a degraded roof or just a roof in need of cleaning. The detailed explanations of the listed signs are listed below: Curling shingles Curling shingles are not a good sign for your roof. Shingles can curl in two ways one is cupping, which occurs when the ends of the shingles bend upwards, and another is clawing which takes place when the ends stay flat, and the mid-section of the shingle starts to come up. These are signs of your roofing material undergoing effects of weathering and is preemptive of leakages in your roof. Once this is observed action should be taken to determine period remaining before the roof is to be changed. Reasons for the shingles curling are mainly the presence of multiple layered roofs, poor lining during placement, aging of shingles and improper installation. Presence of granules in the gutter Granules in asphalt shingles are carried away into the gutters during a period close to the mid-span of the life expectancy of the shingles. The granules that are present in shingles help protect them from excessive solar radiation. Once this protective layer has worn off the remaining shingle material becomes vulnerable to the extreme heat hence deteriorating regarding its quality. This is an indicative sign of roof in need of repair. Roof material covered with Moss or Algae The presence of the above on your roof is more of an aesthetic issue as their presence destroys the curb of appeal that the roof should present. This can be cleared from the roof by cleaning with a mixture of bleach and water. Caution should, however, be exercised during cleaning to prevent removal of grains from the shingles. For metal roofing consider applying a zinc coating after cleaning to inhibit recurrence of the same. Cracked Shingles Broken shingles are typically a result of wind damage. If just a few shingles are cracked, you can certainly replace them. Where the cracking is evenly distributed across the roof, this is a clear indication of the need for repair of your roof.

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