Roofing Danger Signals

Look For These Roofing Key Danger Signals • • •

  • Attic Leakage: Rainy Climates
  • Attic Leakage: Winter Climates
  • Blistering/Peeling Paint
  • Interior Stains
  • Exterior Decay
  • Cracking and Curling
  • Dirty-Looking Areas
  • High Energy Costs


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.
Key Danger Signals: Excessive Energy Costs

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