Roofing Danger Signals
Look For These Roofing Key Danger Signals
- Attic Leakage: Rainy Climates
- Attic Leakage: Winter Climates
- Blistering/Peeling Paint
- Interior Stains
- Exterior Decay
- Cracking and Curling
- Dirty-Looking Areas
- High Energy Costs
Leakage in attic after wind-driven rain:
Possible cause: Leaky or inadequate shingle underlayment or deteriorated flashing.
Leakage in attic after ice build-up:
Possible cause: Inadequate shingle underlayment allows water from ice dams to leak into attic.
Blistering and/or peeling of interior and/or exterior paint:
Possible cause: Excessive temperature or high humidity due to poor attic ventilation.
Stains on interior ceilings and walls or mold and mildew growth:
Possible cause: Inadequate or faulty shingle underlayment allowing leakage or inadequate ventilation.
Decay of roof shingles, sheathing, and/or siding:
Possible cause: Poor attic ventilation.
Missing, cracked or curled shingles:
Possible cause: Shingles have reached the end of their useful life.
Dark, “dirty-looking” areas on your roof
Possible cause: Environmental pollutants; vegetation, fungus or algae; loss of granules due to age of shingles.
Excessive energy costs:
Possible cause: Insufficient attic ventilation causes heating/cooling system to run excessively.
In warm weather, inadequate ventilation will trap hot air in the attic, causing air conditioning systems to work harder, or leaving your home’s interior hotter and less comfortable.