Rain, wind, and snow storms can cause significant roofing damages on aged materials. Unfortunately, spotting these issues on new roofs can be challenging. Your roofing professionals can quickly spot the following problems and recommend ways to solve them.
Slightly Curved Shingles
Curved roof shingles indicate possible wind damage. Downed tree branches and blown-away heavy furniture raise the risks of having curved roof shingles. For new asphalt roof shingles, you will likely contend with slight curves that are challenging to spot unless you’re a professional.
Misaligned Roof Shingles
Consistent air suction pressure during tornadoes and cyclones can loosen weak fasteners and plywood sheathing, causing roof shingles to have a wavy look. Misaligned shingles may require roof re-nailing, sheathing replacement, or roof rafter inspections for possible structural damage.
Masonry Holes and Cracks
Hailstorms can be disastrous because they can cause chimney masonry to suffer from holes and cracks. These vacant spaces can store roof-damaging debris that require immediate cleaning and filling with caulk.
Nail Quality and Depth
You’ll need to head up your roof, slightly raise your shingles and observe the quality of roofing nails your previous roof installer used. Quality nails won’t easily unfasten during the strongest of storms. They will dig deep, have excellent density, and keep your asphalt shingle in place.
Roof Deck Quality and Depth
Lastly, your roof nails can dig deep only with high-quality, dense, and long-lasting roof decks and sheathing that wouldn’t rot or suffer damage quickly.
In addition to these roofing damages, you might find the following items that Hopewell Roofing has listed to be critical in your roof inspections, too.
1. Animals Running Around on Your Roof
When it comes to signs pointing to roof damage, animals on your roof may seem the most obtuse. However, it is a real problem that needs attention as soon as possible. Wild animals often find easy-to-hide-in broken areas on your roof. An ever-growing number of wild animals rustling around on your roof may indicate a wide-open area for animals to invade.
2. Whistling Sounds in Your Home
Is there a mysterious air flow or whistling sounds in your home? There is a chance that these are signs of roof damage. Small, but persistent, roof damage may create an air flow that is hard to pinpoint without carefully inspecting your house. This fact is especially true if your home is fully sealed and yet still has a weird air flow sound.
3. Black Spots on the Roof
Most homeowners are likely to ignore signs of roof damage like black spots. While it may seem like a common issue, black spots can be a dangerous problem that require professional roof repair right away. Neglecting or ignoring black spots on your roof opens it up to progressively-worsening problems, including expanding mold and larger leaks.
4. Buckling Shingles
Missing shingles are very easy to spot on a roof, but buckling shingles can be more difficult to identify. While they are typically easier to spot than other types of damage on this list, you may only notice them if you are physically up on the roof. As a result, signs of roof damage like this often go overlooked. Make sure to inspect your roof at least once a year to avoid this danger—even better if you can get a professional opinion. (Continue reading here to learn more)
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