Seven Key Roofing Dangers

Are you unsure if you need a roof repair or replacement? It can be hard to tell if your roof is doing its job to keep your home safe and dry or if your roof is nearing the end of its useful life. We recommend that all homeowners look out for these seven key danger signals.

1. Missing, Cracked or Curling Shingles

Your area may have suffered storm damage or your shingles could be at the end of their useful life. Asphalt shingles and other new synthetic products on the market today like GAF Timberline HDZ and DaVinci Tile and Slate products have very long (sometimes lifetime) warranties, which is great news for customers. Roofing systems and products installed in the 80’s, 90’s and early 00’s are now likely nearing the end of their expected product lifespan or are well beyond it! If your roof was installed more than 20 years ago, it might be time to start looking at replacing it. Products today incorporate the newest technologies and designs, and we’re excited to answer any questions you may have about these improved roofing options.

2. Excessive Energy Costs

Improper attic ventilation can cause your heating and air conditioning systems to run up your monthly bills. If your attic is insufficiently ventilated (or insulated) you may need to crank up the heat in the winter and the AC in the summer. If your energy bills are higher than your neighbors’, improper ventilation could be to blame. Often, we are able to improve your home’s ventilation through the installation of additional attic vents or power fans.

3. Dark, Stained or Dirty Looking Areas on Your Roof

These problems may be caused by a leak in your roofing system, allowing water to enter into your home and cause damage. Ceiling stains and mold can have several causes, from roof leaks to plumbing issues. It’s best to get a professional’s opinion on the cause if you are unsure what is causing the damage.

4. Leakage in The Attic After a Driving Rain

Leaky or inadequate shingle underlayment or deteriorated flashing are common causes of roof leaks. Sometimes these issues can be repaired and do not require a full replacement, but these problems are serious and should be evaluated by an experienced roofing contractor like Feze Roofing.

5. Blistering and / or Peeling of Outside Paint

Damage to your exterior paint can be caused by excessive moisture or high humidity due to poor attic ventilation. There can be other causes of course, including exposure to the elements, humidity and age.

6. Roof Shingle, Sheathing and Siding Decay

The decay and deterioration of your roofing system and siding can be caused by poor attic ventilation. Moisture can eat away at your roofing system, leaving your home vulnerable to the elements. If you’re noticing decay or mold on your shingles and siding, you may need to consider a new roof system.

7. Roof Shingle, Sheathing and Siding Decay

The decay and deterioration of your roofing system and siding can be caused by poor attic ventilation. Moisture can eat away at your roofing system, leaving your home vulnerable to the elements. If you’re noticing decay or mold on your shingles and siding, you may need to consider a new roof system.

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