A functioning roof is one of the most important parts of a house. When a roof is in good condition, you will hardly notice it. But when it develops any complications or imperfections, you will not miss to see the signs. Some of the signs are visible from the outside while others are noticeable from occurrences inside the house such as water leakages.
Here are some of the common roofing imperfections you ought to be aware of:
1. Missing/misplaced/loose shingles
You may notice that some of your shingles are loose, missing, or miss-placed. In most cases, this happens to old roofing that has had an encounter with rough winds and other harsh weather conditions. The shingles start by loosening up and then end up being carried away or miss-placed. Missing shingles should be replaced immediately as they expose the roof to further damage and hence lower its lifetime.
2. Asphalt granules in the gutter runoff
Another common roofing imperfection is the presence of asphalt granules in the gutter. The granules are as a result of heavy rains, hail, age, and even heat weakening the granules on older asphalt shingles and leaving them to run down into the gutters. Bare asphalt shingles leave your roof exposed to additional roof damage and may mean your roof needs replacement.
3. Shingle deformation
You may also notice various deformations on your roof such as cracks, curling, and cupping of asphalt roofing shingles. Such deformation is always bad news and needs to be attended to as soon as possible. Curling at the edges of shingles is often a result of improper venting in the attic, ice dams on the roof, and age. Consequently, curled or cupped shingles become brittle and thus crack easily under pressure.
Any of the above roofing imperfections needs to be checked out as soon as possible by a roofing expert to determine the danger they pose. Roof problems should be caught and resolved early!