Common Roofing Issues
If your shingles are peeling or have fallen off your asphalt roof you want to take immediate action. As a roof gets older, shingles become brittle and weak and can crack and fall off during moderate to high winds. In addition to being unsightly, every missing shingle leaves at least one or two exposed nails which allows a little bit of water to leak onto the wood decking underneath. This issue may be able to be remedied with a simple repair or may require a full replacement.
A common roof problem is black algae that appears on your roof as a dark stain or streak. Black algae is more of a cosmetic issue, however roofs that have black algae are absorbing small amounts of water which can be problematic if they go too long without being addressed.
Cracked Pipe Collars
A very common area where roof leaks occur is around the pipe collar. Most pipe collars are made of rubber membrane that is designed to seal around your pipes. Many of these pipe collars are made of cheap rubber that can become brittle and crack with moderate to extreme heat and cold; this can leak to a leak in your home that will rot out your decking and may also cause noticeable damage to drywall.
Age of Roof
If your roof is over 15 years old it has gone through over 60 seasons of weathering and damage. If your roof is older that 15 years it is recommended to go into your attic to look for signs of damage or wear. Take a flashlight into your attic and look for dark staining on your wood, white or black mold, or sunlight through you roof. If you see any of these issues it is recommended you call a Delaware roofing expert immediately.
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