According to the Asphalt Roofing Manufacturers Association, research shows that four out of five homes use this type of Asphalt shingle roofing materials. With more than 12.5 billion square feet produced every year, asphalt shingles cover about five million homes annually.
In Illinois, we get much wider daily temperature swings, during both winter and summer, than most other places in the US. This is tough on all roofing materials, but asphalt shingles in particular. Although asphalt shingles are known for their durability, they may suffer from problems over time. Here are some common shingle issues that Bonded and Insured Roofers Aloha Construction, Inc. deal with on the job:
Blisters are elevated sections on the shingles and rooftop. Tiny blisterss indicate aging. If the shingles are new and fresh, the blisters may be a manufacturer’s defect. Poor roof ventilation is also a cause here.
Curling is usually moisture-related. Moisture get in the shingles during the manufacturing process or because of poor ventilation. Problems that arise: The dimensions of the shingles may change when the moisture eventually escapes. Depending on the severity of the problem, you may need to call us to replace the entire roof.
3. Raised Shingles
Improper installation may lead to raised shingles that are not strong enough to resist wind uplift. This is one of the reasons it’s important to hire a licensed and certified Illinois roofing contractor for a fullroof replacement or repair.
4. Premature Cracking
Surface cracking, which doesn’t split the shingles completely, is part of the aging process. Cracking may also occur because of stress, shingle movement caused by high winds, and deck movement.
5. Thermal Splitting or Tearing
Thermal tearing happens when extreme temperature changes cause the shingles to crack or split completely. When undetected, the cracks or splits may let moisture in through the shingles and other layers of the roof.
6. Granule Loss
Granule loss is typically a sign of the lifespan of your roof. Time for a check up!