Tuesday, November 14th, 2017 by Jodi Eisenhour
All of the shingles (the thin overlapping material that forms the roof) must be in place to properly protect your home. If any are missing, or if you have damaged flashing, water can seep into the structure. That can cause rotting, mold and other interior damage.
Shingle Wear and Tear
If you notice the shingles curling and buckling, rotting or spotting, that mean the weather has gotten the best of them. Thay are just plain worn out! They lose their waterproofing ability and become brittle. Eventually, shingles like this will be blown off the roof.
At the very least, algea or mold will mean repairs to your roof. Severe leaks from different places are a sure sign you need a new roof. Be aware that the natural elements of the temperature ranges and precipitation can cause damage that is difficult to notice to an untrained eye. Have your roof inspected yearly to prevent any real mishaps from occuring.
If you see peeling paint or worn out wallpaper, the reason could be a slow leak caused by a faulty roof. The sun's rays and aging can cause the shingles to slightly elevate resulting in a blister on the shingle that might just be big enough for moisture to seep into the structure.