The 5 Most Common Problems With Shingle Roofs

The 5 Most Common Problems With Shingle Roofs

Have Problems With Your Shingle Roof?

Shingles are a popular roofing choice for good reason – they’re affordable, durable, and easy to maintain. However, like any other type of roofing, shingle roofs can experience problems from time to time. In our previous article, we spoke about inspecting your own shingle roof. You can take a look at that article by “Clicking Here”

What are shingles?

Shingles are a type of roofing material that is made from asphalt and usually has a layer of slate or wood shingles. They are popular because they are affordable and easy to maintain.

What are shingles

Let’s take a look at the 5 most common problems your shingle roof can run into:

1. Leaks

One of the most common problems with shingle roofs is leaks. If you notice water dripping inside your home, or see any wet spots on your ceiling, it’s likely that you have a leaky roof. The best way to deal with this problem is to call a professional roofer to come to inspect your roof and fix the leaks. “Click Here” if your roof is leaking.

My shingle roof is leaking

2. Moss and algae growth.

Shingle roofs can be susceptible to moss and algae growth, especially in areas with high humidity. If you notice moss or algae growing on your roof, it’s important to clean it off as soon as possible. Otherwise, the moss and algae can cause damage to your roofing materials and shorten the life of your roof.

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3. Wind damage

High winds can cause a lot of damage to shingle roofs, often leading to leaks and other problems. If you live in an area that’s prone to high winds, be sure to keep an eye on your roof and fix any damage as soon as possible. Not taking care of the shingle damage promptly may result in the wind watching loose shingles and damaging a larger portion of your roof.

My shingle roof is wind damaged

Here is a list of the Top 8 windiest states in the USA

  • Michigan (20.9)
  • Montana (20.5)
  • Nebraska (20.5)
  • South Dakota (20.3)
  • Oklahoma (20.2)
  • Wisconsin (20.2)
  • Colorado (20)
  • Hawaii (19.9)

4. Damage from storms

Major storms can cause a lot of damage to shingle roofs, often leading to leaks and other problems. If you live in an area that’s prone to major storms, be sure to keep an eye on your roof and fix any damage as soon as possible.

5. Age

All roofs eventually wear out, and shingle roofs are no exception. If you’ve had your roof for 10 or more years, it’s likely that it’s starting to show signs of wear and needs to be replaced. A good time to check your roof for a replacement is around 7 years after installing it.

Regular self-inspection ( See Article ) will ensure you spot damage before it’s too late.

My shingle roof is old

In Conclusion

Shingle roofs are a popular and affordable roofing choice, but they can still experience problems from time to time. The 5 most common problems we see are leaks, moss and algae growth, wind damage, storm damage, and age. If you notice any of these problems on your roof, be sure to give us a call on +1 772 398 7600 or +1 561 437 1031.