Roofing 101

Don't Take Your Roof for Granted


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Frequently Asked Questions

Your roof is the first level of protection for the home from weather damage. A high quality roof with a long warranty is worth it to protect your family and home. Your warranty is only as good as the company it comes from. Choose a company with over three decades of experience. Choose the number one residential roofer in the USA.

If you have missing roof shingles, it needs to be addressed quickly. When shingles start coming off your roof, it’s a sign that the shingles are losing their tar seal. A broken tar seal means the roof is too damaged to fix. It’s time for a new roof.

Granular is the underlying asphalt base of the shingle. When roof shingles are missing too much granular, they will start to dry and crack. This is a major warning sign for your roof. If you’re not seeing leaks already, you should replace your roof soon before you do.

Algae growth on your roof indicates poor drainage. You may be surprised that the primary function of the roof is to shed water. If your roof is experiencing algae growth, then leaks and further damage are likely to occur sooner rather than later.

Flashing is sheet metal that covers the joints of a roof to protect it from water damage. Caulking is frequently used to “fix” a flashing problem on rooftops but is really just a cosmetic application for flashing and isn’t meant to create a waterproof barrier. Generally, a flashing problem will keep on leaking regardless of the amount of caulking applied. Replacement is the best solution to flashing problems.

When roof shingles blister they will appear cracked and bubbling. Blistering usually indicates that the roof shingles are probably moved out of their original placement. It is time to replace your roof before it breaks more.

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