Why is my roof leaking?
There could be several reasons behind this, and these are the most common ones:
- Your flashings are among the most crucial areas, and they have to be watertight in order to avoid the leaks. They are most frequently identified as the leak causes.
- Your shingles might be damaged, leaving the roof exposed to weather. This needs to be repaired without any delay.
- The ventilation could be inadequate, and this can cause condensation accumulation, ice damming, and frost.
For how long can a roof last?
How long will it take to replace the roof?
I noticed granules in my gutter. Why are they there?
The loss of granules is an entirely normal process in the aging and weathering of all asphalt shingles. The most common causes behind the granule loss are these:
- Shingles that are installed on slight slopes are prone to enlarged levels of granule loss, and the reason behind that is the low drainage capability of such roofs.
- Traffic on the roof.
Nevertheless, most of the shingles are made with excess granules on their surfaces, as the granule loss is something to be expected.
Why is the ventilation so important?
What will you do to protect my property during the whole roofing process?
What are ice dams and how to avoid them?
What are the primary differences between the shingle types?
- Come with single layers minimum coverage
- They are a good choice if your budget isn’t that big
Dimensional shingles (30 years)
- Come with double layers minimum coverage
- They are of a higher quality, being composed of 2 layers of material per each shingle
Dimensional shingles (40 years)
- Also come with double layers minimum coverage
- These are very thick shingles, and last for a very long time
I'd like to use melting pellets to remove the snow from my roof. Will they harm the shingles?
Generally speaking, the chemical melting compounds won’t reduce the expected life span of the asphalt shingles. However, staining will likely occur until the residue is washed away. Magnesium or calcium chloride pellets aren’t as harsh as the sodium chloride ones are, and won’t make as many stains.
How will I know when is the time for the roof replacement
The roof should be replaced if you’re starting to have serious problems with the leaking, or if you notice any other trouble signs. Remember that the western and southern exposures usually age a lot quicker, and the same could be said for the lower pitched roof areas.