Shingles are the most common roofing materials used in Ypsilanti Michigan. They are economical and durable and when there is a problem with shingles they can usually be repaired much more easily than other roofing types. Not only that but for most roof repairs in Ypsilanti Michigan done on shingle roofing the appearance of the roof is not altered so there won’t be any ‘new’ spots on your roof like with other popular roofing materials. This can help you keep the curb appearance of your home without the need to replace your roof from a small roof leak. Knowing when you need roof repairs may be a different story however. Here are some of the key signs that you should have your shingle roof repaired.
Key Signs You Need Shingle Roof Repair in Ypsilanti Michigan
To properly take care of your roof you’ll need to know the signs that are present when there is a problem. Some of these signs don’t mean there is an immediate need for roof repairs and that a roof leak is present but it does put the odds of a roof leak at a much bigger risk. If you notice any of the following signs on your roof be sure to contact Ypsilanti Roofing Company for a roof inspection so we can determine if there is a need for roof repair or replacement for your home.
Missing Shingles from the Roof
One of the signs that you will see on your home’s roof the most after a storm has come through is missing shingles from the roof. Since the shingles on your home’s roof are placed in an overlapping pattern wind from severe storms can get under the edge of the shingle and cause it to blow backwards which can break the tab from the shingle. Once this happens the piece of shingle can be blown completely off the roof in some cases and other times it will collect on the roof itself.
If you have a missing shingle it may not mean a roof leak initially but after some time the roof will likely leak. The missing shingles are very obvious when you look at the roof as well. Plus, you may have bits or pieces of shingles laying about your yard. Missing shingles can be replaced however before a roof leak forms on your home making it one of the common roof repairs that are needed.
Shingles that Have Curled Edges
While missing shingles on the roof can be a problem it is usually centralized in one area. A much bigger problem is when the shingles start to curl on the edges. As the shingles get older they start to curl like this. Once the curling has started it can raise the shingles slightly away from the shingles below it. This added spacing allows wind to get under the shingles can cause problems such as breaking the tabs of the shingles. Typically this problem occurs on older roofing and will likely mean a roof replacement is needed.
Moss Buildup on the Roof
Moss and algae seem to love roofing in Michigan. While it makes the home look bad and brings down the curb appeal of the home it may not cause a roof leak. Over time it can deteriorate shingles and cause them to fail prematurely however. There are treatments that can eliminate algae and moss on the roof.
Shingles with Little Granules Left
The roof on your home takes a beating each and every day. From the scorching sun beating down on it in summer to the relentless snow and ice in winter. Your roof is always at odds against the weather. This constant barrage of weather can weaken the shingles on your home. Granules are added to the top of the shingles to give them rigidity but they can be decimated from storms and people or animals walking on the roof. If you notice granule loss on the roof shingles or in the gutters of your home it’s best to get the roof inspected.
Get a Roof Inspection Done by a Qualified Roofer
If you suspect there is a problem with your home’s roof it’s always best to get a qualified roofer to inspect the roof. At Ypsilanti Roofing Company we have a team of roofers that can inspect your roof and advise you on the best options. Give us a call today at (734) 291-0165.