Wondering if your shingle roof needs servicing? Check for any of these five warning signs…
1. Curling or Clawing Shingles
Curling or clawing shingles are a sign of both an aging roof system and excessive heat. Curled or clawing shingles are highly susceptible to wind uplift and ice damage. Shingles will become rigid and can break easily and lose tab edges. A Skyguard professional will be able to help you access your shingles to prevent further damage to your roof and home.
2. Missing Granules and Bare Spots
Poorly placed downspouts, lack of eavestrough, or poorly designed valley drainage on a second story can cause a waterfall effect that washes away granules over time. Aging of a roof system or physical damage can also cause bare spots and a loss of granules. When the protective granules of a shingle are lost the shingle begins to harden from heat and sun exposure. Granule loss on a roof system will accelerate aging and shingle decay and can become an entry point for water. At Skyguard we have expert inspectors who will be able to inspect your existing roof damage and will give you an educated insight into the best route to take to alleviate your existing problem.
3. Broken or Missing Shingles
Broken and missing shingles greatly weaken a roof system’s ability to shed water and can be an entry point of water. Two common causes of damaged shingles are excessive wind and physical damage. It has been a rough winter with excessive winds, snow, ice and inclement weather in the Louisville and surrounding areas.
4. Buckling Shingles
Buckling shingles are visible waved distortions that usually run vertically up a roof slope. Buckled shingles are highly susceptible to wind and ice damage and can be torn off easily. Overall roof age and wet or poorly installed underlayment are common causes of buckling shingles. Our sales and inspection team will be able to determine the extent of your damage and put into effect a properly implemented plan to give your home the protection it needs.
5. Damaged Flashings
Flashings located around skylights, valleys, eaves, rakes, wall details, stacks, and chimneys are all subject to separation, lifting, and dried out caulking. The flashing details can lift and separate due to general expansion and contraction. Expansion and contraction will cause fasteners to become loose and the bottom-flashing flange to lift thus allowing water to enter.
If you notice any of these signs call Skyguard General Contracting to access your roof along with any other exterior problems you may notice upon accessing your home. We are a faith-based company which operates from a standpoint of integrity and honesty; We always put our customers needs first! We are here to walk with you from your first contact with us until your job is finished. Give us a call at 502-909-4058 and we will be happy to help you in protecting the safety of your most cherished possessions: Your Home and Family!!