Bare Spots
The protective granular surface of a shingle starts to wear off when the asphalt, used to bind the granules, begins to harden. Significant granular loss leads to a bare spot and the appearance of fine fissures on the shingle’s surface. If you see significant accumulation of granules in your gutters, your roof likely requires repair.
Broken and Missing Shingles
Shingles can be broken or torn by extreme wind or the physical removal of snow. If the damaged shingle is not repaired immediately, a water leak can develop, especially if the damaged shingle is on the low slope of the roof (where run-off is slower).
Buckling is a visible distortion or waviness in the horizontal lines of shingles. It typically appears in a straight line of shingles running up the roofing slope. Most often, the problem is warping of the roof deck caused by poor ventilation, improper decking materials, or thinner-than-recommended plywood.
The upward curling of shingle tabs is a common sight in older roofs, where moisture build-up in the attic affects the underside of the shingle. Curled shingles can lead to water leaks. Moreover, since curled shingles do not lie flat, they are highly susceptible to additional damage, or complete removal, by high wind, hail or ice.
Bulges in a shingle are when the bottom edge of a shingle tab starts to curl under it. Since clawed shingles no longer lie flat, they are highly susceptible to additional damage, or complete removal by wind, hail or ice
Other Signs To Look For
Other Signs To Look For
Damaged Flashings
Clogged or Damaged Vents
Excessive Paint Peeling on Ceiling
Missing Granules
Excessive M old
Rotted or Loose Fascia & Gutters
Wet Spots On Ceiling