Marguerite Bradford. Roof. July 13th , 2018.
Shingle and sheathing deterioration. Deterioration of the shingles, or even worse the sheathing of a roof, can be caused by a number of factors; one of which is mentioned previously. Mold and algae can eat away at the organic base of shingles causing them to decay. If this problem goes on undetected and reaches the sheathing panels then it may be too late as the sheathing is the connection between the shingles and the rafters of the roof. If this connection is weak then it makes your roof even more vulnerable to loss during potentially high winds during storms can eventually compromise the integrity of your roof. If your roof appears to be sagging in areas it could be a sign of a much larger problem called roof rot which could lead to the possible collapse of your roof. By having a roofing professional inspect your roof you could be avoiding additional repair costs to not only your roof but to the interior of your home.
Let's face it - the prospect of a leaking roof, particularly in the middle of winter, is a scary proposition. There is no arguing that a brand new roof will provide you with a greater sense of security than repairing a damaged roof far beyond its serviceable life. Because of this reason, many unscrupulous roofing contractors will use scare tactics to get homeowners to opt for a new roof replacement versus a repair on a roof that has much life remaining. A quick review of a few critical items will help you feel more confident if you should be seeking replacement or looking to repair.
Lean-To Roofs Lean-to roofs are the simplest of all shed roof styles and it is a common style seen in smaller sheds. A lean-to roof only has a single slope, which is best if your building space is limited, or you have a small materials budget. Although it does not allow extra space in the roof, the single slope allows snow or rainwater to fall easily from the roof.
Saltbox - The saltbox roof is a variation of the gable. The front of the house has two stories, with a single story to the back. To accommodate this setup, the front of the gable is shorter and steeper than the long, shallower run that covers the back. Also called a catslide, this roof is traditional in New England homes.
Don't Allow Mold and Mildew to Grow Black spots on your roof is a sign of mold and mildew. Overtime mold can work it's way into your roofing tile and cause damage to the underlying roof itself. If you have a new roof that is free from mold and mildew, placing zinc strips at the peak of your roof will result in zinc washing off the strips each time it rains and preventing mold and mildew from growing. If you have an older roof that has begun to mold, then clean the mold from the roof using a mold remover specially made for roofs and then attaching zinc strips.
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