There are times when underlayers don’t have the quality they should, which isn’t immediately evident from external observation. Sometimes, though, you can quickly tell there are issues. Well, to help you most efficiently determine what’s going on and how to handle it, we’re going to explore a few clear signs of poor roofing.
• Different Colored Shingles
• Obvious Flaws And Structural Issues
• Leaks In Spots Conforming To Structural Irregularities
• A Lack Of Uniformity In Appearance: Bubbles, Missing Shingles, Etc.
Different Colored Shingles
Here’s why you’ll see this: often, a roofer will run out of the desired shingle for the customer and use what’s available. Also, there can be issues regarding mold or algae that discolor certain parts of the roof and represent trapped water under shingles. The color of your roof should be uniform.
Obvious Flaws And Structural Issues
When straight edges are actually on more of a “slant,” or you see a bunch of bubbles under the shingles of the roof, that’s generally a pretty good sign there’s a problem. It could be related to installation–that’s commonly the case–or it could be related to something else, like foundational shift or trapped moisture. The point is, if you can see curves or flaws, there’s a problem.
Leaks In Spots Conforming To Structural Irregularities
If you’re in a part of the house beneath where you know, there are some roofing problems, and when it rains, there’s a leak, well, you’ve probably got roofing issues. The issue could require completely tearing out the old roofing and installing something new. You want to have professional appraisers examine the situation to avoid spending too much unnecessarily.
A Lack Of Uniformity In Appearance: Bubbles, Missing Shingles, Etc.
Beyond obvious flaws and structural issues, look for places where there are missing shingles, look for broken shingles, look for damage from fallen tree limbs, and look for areas that strongly contrast the rest of the roof. We mentioned curves earlier; bubbles fall under that definition and indicate a terrible roofing job.
Taking Cues From The Pros, And Getting Inspections Where There Are Questions
When you’ve got different colored shingles, obvious structural flaws, leaks conforming to irregularities in the roof, or a general appearance that isn’t uniform, your roof probably needs some help. Semper Fi Exteriors can provide an inspection and options as regard repair. Get in touch with us to learn more.