The 9 Most Common Problems with Shingle Roofs

The condition of your roof is one of the most important aspects of home maintenance in Alberta. Your roof keeps you safe and comfortable in your home 24 hours 7 days a week.

That is why it is necessary to know what kind of shingle roof you have, its current condition, and how to take care of it.

Don’t wait until summer comes either. Just as the winter snow melts is the best time to assess your roof for any roofing problems. Our Edmonton roofing specialists are ready to provide you with excellent service and advice.

Our climate in Canada means we have to pay more attention to shingle roofs than in warmer countries. At Crest Roofing, we can help repair any kind of damage caused by high humidity, snow, rain, hail, or wind.

Let’s take a look at the 9 most common problems with shingle roofs:

1. Buckling Shingles

Buckling is the result of moisture getting under the shingle. If new shingles are laid without removing the old ones or when there is no proper ventilation, bucking will appear.

2. Damaged Flashing

Leaks are one of the first signs of damaged flashing that causes cracking or drying. You need to remove and replace the flashing and shingles around the damaged area as soon as possible.

An example of curling shingles.

An example of curling shingles.

3. Curling

There are many reasons that make your shingles curl. To understand the problem and get professional advice Edmonton roofing company Crest Roofing is ready to help.

4. Ceiling Spots

Ceiling spots tell that your roof leaks. Don’t ignore this as it can cause major damages and expenses.

5. Rotting

Rotting is a serious roofing problem caused by moisture absorption at the core of the shingle. A rotting roof can cause major leaks and is a sign that your roof’s integrity has been seriously compromised.

6. Missing Shingles

Missing shingles have to be replaced by a professional to ensure that the roof’s integrity remains intact and no leaking occurs. Our Edmonton shingle roof repairs company will examine your roof to ensure the integrity of the roof system.

7. Blistering

“Bubbling” is the problem that causes blistering and occurs just under the surface of the coloured granules. Shingles that have open blisters, where the asphalt becomes visible, are at greater risk of premature failure. Shingle blistering retains moisture in wet weather.

8. Missing Granules

Granules are the tiny ceramic-coated rock specks that cover the surface of asphalt or Fibreglass shingles. It is normal for granules to be loose, and for some of them to come off during installation or during the life of the shingle. However, if a noticeable number of granules are missing, exposing the shingle surface, they will need to be replaced.

9. Algae

Algae is a very common problem caused by airborne particles. It effects the colour of your roof, but may not be the reason for serious damage.

Take care of your shingle roof with Crest Roofing where we do inspections and preventative maintenance so you can enjoy your stay at home every day!