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Shingle Roofing

Key Danger Signals
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Key Danger Signals (roof edge)
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Learn About Roofing: Key Danger Signals

 

Leakage in attic after wind-driven rain
Possible cause: Leaky or inadequate shingle underlayment or deteriorated flashing

 

 
Key Danger Signals: Wind-Driven Rain
Leakage in attic after ice build-up
Possible cause: Inadequate shingle underlayment allows water from ice dams to leak into attic
Key Danger Signals: Ice Build-up
Blistering and/or peeling of interior
and/or exterior paint

Possible cause: Excessive temperature or high humidity due to poor attic ventilation
Key Danger Signals: Peeling Paint
Stains on interior ceilings and walls or mold and mildew growth
Possible cause: Inadequate or faulty shingle underlayment allowing leakage or inadequate ventilation
Key Danger Signals: Stains and Mildew
Decay of roof shingles, sheathing,
and/or siding

Possible cause: Poor attic ventilation
Key Danger Signals: Decay of Shingles
Missing, cracked or curled shingles
Possible cause: Shingles have reached the end
of their useful life
Key Danger Signals: Missing or Cracked Shingles
Dark, “dirty-looking” areas on your roof
Possible cause: Environmental pollutants; vegetation, fungus or algae; loss of granules
due to age of shingles
Key Danger Signals: Dark, and Dirty-Looking
Excessive energy costs
Possible cause: Insufficient attic ventilation causes heating/cooling system to run excessively 

In warm weather, inadequate ventilation will trap hot air in
the attic, causing air conditioning systems to work harder, or leaving your home’s interior hotter and less comfortable. Attic Ventilation: In both hot and cold weather, insufficient attic ventilation may cause moisture in the attic to become trapped and condense on the rafters. This condensed moisture can drip down onto the insulation and reduce its effectiveness.
Excessive energy costs can result.
 

Key Danger Signals: Excessive Energy Costs