Shingles are the most common roofing material used in the Northbrook, Naperville, and Glenview areas. Although they can be very durable and long lasting, shingle roofs are susceptible to some different kinds of roofing issues. Here’s a look at common roofing problems that may arise in your shingle roof.
- Missing Granules
You may notice that granules from your asphalt shingles have fallen off the roof and into your gutters. This is normal when your roof is first installed, but should not be occurring several years into the roof’s life. These granules are what help to protect your home from the weather, and are an essential component to your roofing system. Have a Northbrook area roofer inspect your roof for sings of premature wear.
- Curling Shingles
Curling or other physical deformations can occur in all kinds of shingles. This could be a sign of improper installation, but could also be a sign that the framework of your roofing has been exposed to water. As moisture seeps under your roof, it causes the backing of the shingles to curl upwards, creating an unsightly, mangled roof. The only way to repair this issue is to have your shingled replaced by a professional Northbrook roofer.
- Missing Shingles
Finally, keep an eye out for shingles that are broken or missing. Roofing that is poorly installed or has experienced heavy or severe weather is more likely to experience missing shingles. These should be replaced as soon as possible to limit the exposure of your roof deck and underlayment to the elements. Missing shingles can encourage roof leaks, mold growth, and water damage on your roof.
For more information on common issues you may encounter with your shingle roof, contact Apex Exteriors today by calling (847) 961-4601. We serve Northbrook, Glenview, Naperville, and Wisconsin with high quality siding installation, replacement windows, and roofing.