The majority of these signs can be seen from the ground and, if available, from your attic. If you want to inspect the roof from the ground, be cautious because the granules of the roofing shingles can be loose, causing you to slip and potentially fall. THEREFORE, BE CAREFUL! Learn more about Ribbon Roofing of Youngstown, Struthers.
On your roof, there are dark stained or dirty-looking places. Fungi or algae growth, which causes the roof to appear abnormally black or dirty in some areas, is one of the most likely causes of any dark or stained looking areas on your roof. This problem is common in warm, humid climates, such as those found in the southeast of the United States. This can be a problem for your roof because the algae or mould begins to eat away at the shingle foundation, loosening and decaying the shingles.
If you see any dark spots on your roof and are hesitant to climb on top to get a better look, hire a reputable roofing contractor to inspect your roof and decide if the stains are indeed algae growth and how extensive it is. It’s best to deal with possible mould growth now, before it spreads to other areas of the roof, making this headache and potential financial loss much worse.Deterioration of the shingle and sheathing.
A variety of factors may contribute to the deterioration of shingles, or even worse, the sheathing of a roof, one of which was previously listed. Mould and algae will eat away at the shingles’ organic foundation, causing them to rot. It could be too late if the issue goes undetected and hits the sheathing panels, as the sheathing is the link between the shingles and the roof rafters. If this relation is bad, it makes your roof much more vulnerable to failure during high winds during storms, which can eventually undermine your roof’s integrity.