In South Florida, Shingle roofing is one of the most common roofing materials around. There are a few reasons for this, one being how long shingles last. Depending on the material the shingle is made out of, this roofing type can last upwards of 10 years. Additionally, shingle roofing is economical to install, leading it to be one of the most popular roofing types in the area. Though, when shingles are damaged, they must be repaired. Damaged shingles often result in a roof leak, which can lead to a multitude of issues in your home. Damaged shingles can result in the growth of mold within the home, and damage to the attic and ceiling.
As a responsible homeowner, having your roof routinely inspected for damages is imperative. In Florida, it is not uncommon for a shingle roof to face the following issues and damages.
South Florida’s harsh environment is constantly pelting the roofs of homes with heat from the blazing hot sun, and rain from seasonal storms. Over time, these environmental factors can essentially bake the shingles of a roof, making them brittle and ineffective. When your shingles become brittle, water can penetrate the base of your roofing and lead to “roof rot.” Roof rot is a combination of mildew, mold, and slime growth. This roof rot can invade your home if it is not caught in its early stages.
In Florida, shingles are exposed continuously to immense amounts of heat year-round. Over time, this heat will lead to the buckling of shingles. Buckled shingles lose their binding ability and can no longer protect the home from rain and other harsh weather conditions. When roof shingles buckle, this issue must be attended to immediately. Buckled roof shingles render the roof of a home virtually useless. It’s best to have a roofing professional inspect and repair buckled shingles. This ensures the job is completed as safely as possible. If this issue is not corrected promptly, severe ceiling leaks can occur within the home.
When the shingle roof of a home has just a single cracked shingle, the entire roof of the house can be rendered ineffective. In Florida, tropical storms are almost a yearly occurrence. If one of these powerful storms hits a home with a cracked shingle, the roof can do nothing to prevent water from penetrating the defensive barrier. Often, whole-roof replacements are the result of a few cracked shingles that created a domino effect that severely damaged the roof.
If shingles are not installed properly, shingles can come loose and fall off. In this event, major ceiling leaks can occur, which are almost guaranteed to lead to water damage. Next time you inspect your shingle roof, keep an eye out for missing shingles. If you spot one, do not hesitate to contact Tim Graboski Roofing at (561) 276-8252. We’ll get to work on providing you with a free quote, and replacing the missing or damaged shingles of a roof so that the roof does not sustain more damages.
As shingles age, the mineral granule that is applied to the shingle to protect it from the UV rays of the sun begins to wear away. When this occurs, the roof can be exposed to more intense weather conditions such as severe heat or wind. As the granule wears away, roof performance will be compromised. If you suspect that the granule on your shingles has worn away, it’s best to contact a professional roofing company like Tim Graboski Roofing to replace the damaged shingles and provide your home with protection once again.
If the shingle roof of your home has been compromised, it’s best to contact a professional roofing company to ensure the integrity of your home’s roof. Give Tim Graboski Roofing a call at (561) 276-8252 or visit online at GraboskiRoofing.com to receive a free roofing quote today.