Repairing Your Asphalt Shingle Roof

Mar 14, 2021Asphalt Shingle Roofing, Blog

The way to keep your asphalt shingle roofing system in the best condition is by tending to roof issues as soon as they occur. Repairing roofing problems when they’re still insignificant will cost you a lot less than leaving it to develop further, impacting your entire roofing system.

At Burford Roofing & Construction, we believe in delivering quality roofing solutions to the community of Lafayette. Don’t allow your roofing issues to get out of control; give us a call today, and we’ll have your roof sorted in no time.

 

These are some of the minor issues that you need to see to before they get out of hand:

Missing Shingles

Missing roof shingles are often a result of severe weather conditions. Major storms have the ability to rip shingles from your roofing system, leaving significant gaps in your roof. The gaps allow water and dirt to get under your shingles and damage your roof deck. Your roof deck is the base of your roofing system; when an issue badly affects your roof deck, you may have some major trouble on your hands.

 

Curled or Cracked Shingles

Curling or cracked roofing shingles occur due to the sun baking down and drying out your roof shingles. Curled or cracked asphalt shingles cannot protect your roof from the elements, leaving your roofing structure exposed to the elements.

A curled shingle may also be a result of improper installation. If this is the case, you may want to inspect your roof just to make sure that your other roofing shingles have been installed correctly and before they all start to curl.

 

Moss Growth or Moldy Shingles

The growth of moss or mold on your shingles means it is overexposed to water and moisture. This overexposure may result from stagnant water on your roof, which could mean that your gutters are clogged or simply not functioning as they should be.

Moss and mold growth on your roof can lead to the deterioration of your shingles. Walking on your rooftop will also become a lot more difficult as moss can be quite slippery.

 

Shedding Granules

If you see that your asphalt shingles are looking a little bare and that there’s an accumulation of granules in your gutters, your shingles may be losing their granules. The granules on your asphalt shingles are there to protect your shingles from deterioration as well as protect your roof from harmful UV rays.

A shedding of asphalt granules may also result from excessive foot traffic on your roof. It’s essential to see to this issue immediately, to delay the deterioration of your home’s roofing system.

If you recognize any of these issues occurring on your roof, it’s important to give Burford Roofing & Construction a call today! We’ll offer you a free roofing quote and immediately begin the repair process on your roof.

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