It is common for an asphalt shingle roofing system to age, and it begins as soon as everything is installed and the surface is exposed to the elements. While certain signs of aging like minor cracks and granule loss are not usually a cause for concern, some serious forms of damage are indicative of a potential problem. For the most part, these issues require immediate repair.
These small, circular raised areas are a product of constant exposure to the harsh elements. As moisture in the shingles heats up in hot weather, bubbles begin to appear on the surface where the protective granules are embedded. Once temperature drops come nighttime, the formed bubbles collapse. Continuous expansion and contraction due to temperature changes, however, cause the bubbles to burst. The open blisters make the roof vulnerable to water penetration as a result.
This problem is caused by moisture seeping into the roof sheathing due to either inadequate roof ventilation or installation errors. The affected material expands, causing the shingles on top of it to buckle upwards. Residential and commercial roofing and waterproofing pros recommend immediate repairs as this could lead to severe problems if not addressed.
3. Excessive Granule Loss
Shingle granule loss is not necessarily a bad thing. It is to be expected since extra granules come off loose after installation. The succeeding years in the roofing system’s lifespan is something to watch out for, however. Repairs may be needed if the majority of the shingles’ asphalt layer has been shed, which means they no longer can resist the ravages of weather.
Don’t wait for these problems to turn into something bigger. The sooner you contact us, the more likely you’ll preserve your existing roof and prevent a premature replacement. Give us a call at (860) 393-4033, or fill out our contact form to request a free estimate.