Roof Caledon Ontario
Unfortunately, even the best roofs are not permanent. Your roof in Caledon Ontario is the part of your home that absorbs the most punishment. Day after day, your roof quietly takes a beating from sun, wind, and weather, until it has taken all that it can take and needs to be replaced. Of course, it is better to repair or replace your roof, if necessary, before major roof leaks develop and cause substantial damage to the interior of your home and its contents. A visual inspection of your roof will help you to know if your roof is in need of replacement or repair. In this article by Metal Roofing Solutions, we’ll talk about the warning signs that can indicate that you are in need of a new roof.
Granules Falling Off:
When new asphalt shingles are first installed, it is normal for the shingles to lose some granules. However, as the shingle age, granule loss, which exposes the interior of the shingles, is an indicator that the roof is nearing the end of its life.
The Shingles are Starting to Crack:
Extensive cracking of asphalt shingles is a sign that the roof is in need of immediate replacement. Cracking in asphalt shingles can be a signal that the shingles are defective. This kind of manufacturing defect is often covered by the shingle manufacturer’s warranty. If cracked shingles are left unrepaired, water can seep in anc cause a severe roof leak.
Roof Valleys Becoming Loose
Valley areas of the roof frequently are the first areas of the roof to develop leaks, as that is where water accumulates as it drains from the roof. It is often possible to replace worn shingles in the valleys, but it may be more cost effective to re-roof if the shingles are more than 15 years old.
The Shingles are Curling:
When shingles reach the end of their useful life, the reinforcing mat inside the shingle can contract, causing the shingles to curl. If the roof is more than 15 years old and the shingles are curling, it may be time to replace the roof in Caledon Ontario. If the roof has been recently installed and the shingles are curling, the problem could be a manufacturer’s defect in the shingles covered by manufacturer’s warranty.
It is possible for shingles to blow off when exposed to excessive winds. Old shingles or shingles that have been improperly installed are most susceptible to this problem. A roof with missing shingles may leak and is even less resistant to further wind damage. In most cases, new shingles can be installed in areas where shingles have blown off without replacing the entire roof, but if enough shingles are missing in a certain area, it may make more sense to replace the entire roof in Caledon Ontario.
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