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What Causes Curled Shingles?

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There are a number of different problems that could cause curled shingles to appear on your roof, so we have put together this handy guide for you so you can try and avoid some of the trappings before it is too late.

Firstly, poor attic ventilation can be a common cause of curled shingles. Because hot, moist air will typically find it’s way up to the attic, so without quality ventilation rising air can get trapped in the decking, causing mold to form and your shingles to curl.

Curled Shingles

Multiple layered roofs are another common caused of curled shingles. Occasionally you may find that your roof has been built on top of an old, decrepit one, some people choose this method as it can be cheaper than stripping the entire roof and starting again. The shingles on the second layer aren’t as secure and your shingles could be curled or dislodged by high winds. Poor workmanship on the construction of your roof can also cause this problem, if the contractor who installed your roof didn’t use enough nails per shingle, improperly placed the nails, or if shingles weren’t lined up properly, the shingles can become loose and curl in the wind.

Get A Specialist Out

Finally if your roof is more than 12-15 years old, it may be coming to the end of it’s lifespan, you might already see shingles starting to curl. You should definitely consider getting the roof check out if that is the case, it will save you a lot of money getting it fixed before any water damage occurs. If you’d like to talk to us about your roof you can get in touch through our contact page or check out our services page for more information on what we can do to fit your roofing needs!

Much Ado About Moss

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Moss can be much more than just an eyesore, it can ultimately be a risk to your health and the integrity of your roof! Unfortunately the shingles that make up your roof, offer the perfect habitat for moss to grow and spread; your roof is usually humid and a little moist (especially if you live away from the coastline, and the shade often provided by surrounding trees, offer some protection from heavy sunlight. When you combine these factors with the accumulation of leaves and other dirt that comes naturally with roofing, it provides the nutrients required for moss to grow in abundance.

Moss retains a lot of water on the surface of your roof, much like a sponge, so over time, as the water freezes and thaws, the shingles crack and pull apart allowing leaks and rot to lay siege to your roof. Moss forms particularly quickly around the edges of shingles, pulling the edges apart and leaving your roof cracked.

Thankfully a little protection can go a long way, and moss can be combated with regular care. If you’d like us to come have a look at your roof you can get in touch through our contact page or check out our services page for more information on what we can do to fit your roofing needs!

Eavestroughs, Soffits, and Fascias

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An eaves and eavestrough system is essentially your rainwater system. As water runs off of the roof, it collects in the eavestrough or “gutter” that generally runs the whole way around the edge of your house. The water in your eavestrough is then fed into your downspout pipe, which allows the water to safely travel to the ground.

Having an eavestrough is important as it controls water flow and ensures moisture doesn’t pool and damage your property. If you are having eavestrough work done, it is a great time to have your soffit board and panels checked!

Soffits run along the bottom of your roof and connect to your eavestrough. They not only provide ventilation to your roof, but they’re also aesthetically pleasing to the eye and protect your rafters from outdoor elements.

A fascia is an extended piece of aluminum that is attached horizontally along the bottom edge of your roof. It improves both the aesthetic and the function of the roof and rainwater system that is vital protection of your home’s underlying structure: its moulding forms a visually pleasing transition from the room deck to your soffit, enhancing your curb appeal.

Thankfully a little protection can go a long way, and moss can be combated with regular care. If you’d like us to come have a look at your roof you can get in touch through our contact page or check out our services page for more information on what we can do to fit your roofing needs!