Roofing 101…

Know the Warning Signs For Your Roof!
Issues in Shoreline, Edmonds, & Seattle

Shoreline Roofing Solutions, advice to save your roof

 

If your roof is more than 15 years old, or shows any of these warning signs, you may already have a problem.

 

CEILING SPOTS

  • Cause: leaks in roof
  • Check attic or crawlspace for leaks in deck
  • Check chimney and vents for cracks in flashing
  • Check rafters for leaks that travel away from original source
  • Check roof for damaged shingles

DAMAGED FLASHING

  • Caused by improper installation
  • Caused by drying and cracking
  • Can usually be repaired without replacing roof

MISSING SHINGLES

  • Caused by improper fastening
  • Caused by exposure to high winds
  • Can usually be replaced individually

BUCKLING & CURLING

  • Cause: improperly applied felt (buckling)
  • Cause: movement in deck (buckling)
  • Cause: undersaturation of felt in organic-based shingles (curling)



 

BLISTERING

  • Caused by moisture in shingles
  • Cause: excessive use of asphalt plastic cement

ALGAE GROWTH

  • Cause: growth of airborne algae deposited on roof
  • Unsightly appearance does not affect the service life of the material
  • Common problem in warm, humid climates
  • Algae resistant shingles available regionally

MISSING GRANULES

  • On newly applies shingles a certain number of loose granules is normal
  • On aging shingles, missing granules indicate need for replacement

ROTTING

  • Cause: absorption of moisture
  • Common problem with organic-based shingles

 

Check your Insurance!

If you spot roof damage due to tree branches or other destructive events, call your insurance agent. Some – maybe all – of the costs of repair or replacement may be covered by your homeowner’s policy.

For a professional Evaluation and Free Estimate – Contact Us:

 

By phone at: 206-523-7343 or 206-367-2601
By e-mail: info@blueandblueroofing.com