With your shingles acting as the exterior protection layer of your roof, they can end up taking a beating. Whether it’s the weather, wear & tear, or something else, your shingles can experience damage, putting the rest of your roof and your home at risk. Continue reading to learn more about the different types of shingle damage so you can protect your home.
Shingles can start to blister if they are exposed to excessive heat due to poor ventilation. This can easily be prevented by making sure the roof has proper ventilation. Once the blistering happens, the only option is to replace the roof.
Bruising from Hail
This one is pretty self-explanatory; this happens when there is a hail storm and the hail damages the integrity of the shingle. The mat underneath the shingles can also be affected. This bruising can cause the shingles to not be able to shed water properly. While there is no way to prevent this, you can schedule a roof inspection after a hail storm to make sure your roof is in tip-top shape.
Several things can cause your shingles to crack, including:
● The mat itself drying out over time.
● High winds cause the shingles to move and crack.
● Temperature changes.
A cracked shingle can let moisture enter your home, which could lead to leaks and mold. If you spot a crackled shingle, schedule a roof inspection so any cracked shingles can be replaced.
This term refers to when the edges of a shingle begin to curl instead of staying flat. Improper ventilation typically causes this to happen. If there is a second layer placed on top of an existing layer, the chances of shingles curling increase. To fix this, a roofer will apply a sealant to the shingles that have curled to lay them back to flat.
Cupping is similar to curling but in the case of cupping, the shingle curls up to the point where it looks like a cup. While poor ventilation can be the cause of this, so can age. To prevent cupping, aim to have your shingles replaced in the timeframe that is recommended by the manufacturer.
Granule Loss & Flaking
This happens when the top layer of the shingle begins to deteriorate. This can be caused by age, defect, or overheating. The granule loss and flaking can lead to a lack of protection for the matting under the shingles, loss of color, and lack of fire-retardant finish. If you spot any splotchy shingles, schedule a roof inspection so the shingles can be replaced before leading to a worse issue.
Shingles are one of the most important parts of your roof that protect your home. If you need a roof inspection or think it may be time to replace your roof, call us at Premiere Roofing. We want to help you keep your roof in great condition so your home can stay safe. Call us today to schedule!