Asphalt is the most popular roofing material in the country due to its affordability, durability and wide range of colors and styles. However, as time goes by and if the proper roofing maintenance procedures aren’t taken, your roofing system will need repairs. Homeowners like yourself will simply need to be on the lookout for the visual cues.
Buckling – Buckled shingles are often characterized by distortions in the material due to the moisture that it’s absorbed. Apart from that, it’s also a sign that your roofing system has poor ventilation, roof deck issues and installation errors that will have to be rectified as soon as possible.
Blisters – Like buckling, blisters are caused by installation errors, namely under-ventilated attics and excessive plastic cement use. While closed blisters won’t affect the roofing system’s performance and aren’t a cause for concern, open blisters leaves the asphalt exposed and vulnerable to water penetration. To prevent this, have a roof repair expert do some work on the roof as soon as possible.
Excessive Granule Loss – Granules in your asphalt roofing system are important components of the material since it protects it from ultraviolet (UV) rays that can cause it to deteriorate earlier than expected. If your roof is facing excessive granule loss, on the other hand, it will expose the shingle’s asphalt layer to the point that it will hinder its ability to shed water. To prevent leaks from occurring in your home and encouraging mold growth, you’ll have to get your roof repaired or replaced as soon as possible.
Cracks – On the other hand, if you or your roofer spot deep cracks throughout the roof’s fiberglass mat, make sure to have it repaired as soon as possible. Otherwise, you’ll be leaving your roof and your home vulnerable to leaks and pest intrusion.
Don’t hesitate to turn to Pressure Point Roofing, Inc. for your home improvement needs. We are your number one provider of commercial and residential roofing services. Give us a call at (541) 423-3146, or fill out our contact form to schedule a consultation. We serve homeowners in Medford, OR, and other nearby areas.