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Sylvania Roofing: Article About Shingle Deterioration Indicators

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When homeowners look at their roof from the ground, a healthy installation has the appearance of a continuous surface. Properly installed roofs should look healthy for several decades before issues arise because of weathering. However, accelerated shingle deterioration can occur due to severe weather or neglect. With the help of a Sylvania roofing professional, homeowners can determine why their shingles are wearing down so quickly.

Shingles are largely made of bitumen and asphalt. These materials are strong waterproofing substances. Asphalt shingles usually have granules as their main texture, giving the material a depth to its appearance. Over time, these granules can break off. They'll fall to the ground while appearing like dirt particles. Homeowners must work with professionals to understand why the granules are falling off the shingles. Old age is normally the culprit, but defects are possible as the shingles break down in the sun.

New shingles are almost always necessary when homeowners see obvious curling or lifting. All shingles should be flush against the roof deck. When curling occurs, the shingle's structure isn't as strong as it once was. Moisture quickly seeps into the curled areas and into the roof deck below. Curling could occur on just one shingle section, such as a particularly windy side of the structure. Professionals will evaluate the best way to alleviate damaged shingles to avoid extensive water leaks.

Blisters are a common problem that can cover almost an entire rooftop.

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Also referred to as bubbling, blisters are raised pinpoints across shingle surfaces. Depending on the blisters' size, they could be visible from the ground. They're caused by trapped moisture expanding and contracting with hot and cold weather. Moisture within shingles simply tries to evaporate out of the material, damaging the surface as a result. Although shingles aren't technically broken or cracked with blisters, they're still damaged enough where any extra weathering could compromise their waterproof structure.

Regions with volatile weather could see hail on a regular basis. These icy materials fall to the ground at high velocities. If the hail is large enough, it leaves dents in the shingles. Professionals must evaluate these areas to verify if material replacement is necessary.

It's tempting to grab a ladder and inspect the roof as a homeowner, but residents should leave this dangerous practice to the professionals. They can inspect and take photos of damages to show homeowners proof of their concerns. From blueberry damage to torn shingles, the photos can guide homeowners on their decision to repair or replace roofing materials.^^Blueberry^^This roofing term is another word for blister. When bubbles form across shingles, all roofers have a slightly different description for the damage. Every region and industry area uses slightly different terminology to convey this damage to a customer.

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