Depending on the age and condition of your roof, it could be at risk of molding and rotting, putting your health and safety at risk. At Turada Hardwood Shingles we care about providing homeowners and contractors the best roofing materials to ensure the durability and safety of roof systems. Want to know if your roof system is healthy? Here are 5 warning signs that your roof is damaged:
- Damaged Flashing
Flashing is an important feature of your roofing system. It protects your roofdeck from water at any joint on your roof including the chimney and any dormers. If flashing is damaged water can seep under your shingles at the joints.
- Algae Growth
Algae growing on your roof shingles is a sign that moisture is present. Algae growth is common in roof systems that exposed to humid climates. This growth can affect the performance of your shingles and lead to a leaky roof.
- Buckling Shingles.
If your roof’s shingles are no longer laying flat and appear to be buckling up that’s a sign that moisture has penetrated the wood roofdeck causing it to expand in the humidity and contract in colder weather. This continuous movement of the wood creates buckles in the shingles allowing even more moisture to penetrate the roofdeck, which leads to a leaky roof.
- Curling Shingles
Another telltale sign that your roof is susceptible to leaks is if your shingles are curled. Curled shingles occur from water absorption.They can also curl from warm air in the attic and improper ventilation. Curled shingles are dangerous because they don’t provide proper protection from moisture.
- Ceiling Spots
If water is leaking into your home, you may eventually find water stains on your ceiling. These stains are likely to show up around vents and joins. However water can travel from the leak to another point in your home making it difficult to find the source of the leak.
If your roof is suffering from any of these symptoms contact your local roofing professional to schedule an inspection. If you’re in need of new roof system, consider making the switch to Turada Hardwood Shingles for a healthier , maintenance-free and longer lasting roof system. Call us today to learn more!