1. COMMON PROBLEMS

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  1. TRIPPING SHINGLES: 

One-way trips by Santa for broken, ripped, or curled tiles and broken flashing are just a couple of the reasons. They frequently result in roof leaks as well.   

  • MISSING SHINGLES: Although a good synthetic or self-adhered underlayment can protect your roof deck from moisture, its purpose is to support asphalt shingles. Although a good synthetic or self-adhered underlayment can protect your roof deck from moisture, its purpose is to support asphalt shingles.   
  • CRACKED SHINGLES: Water may seep through even the smallest cracks, causing damage to your attic and roof deck before you even realize there’s an issue.  
  • CURLED SHINGLES: The first sign of broken or missing shingles is curled shingles. Curled shingles are more vulnerable to being torn or broken off in parts by wind gusts.  
  • DAMAGED FLASHING: Where roofing tiles butt into brick or stone, like the chimney, or in valleys, metal flashing gives additional protection to areas of your roof that are frequently wet.   

1.2 SLIPPERY WHEN WET

  • BALD SHINGLES: In addition to giving Santa traction, roofing granules shield the outside of your shingle from UV radiation.   
  • MOSS: Furthermore, can moss become slippery when wet, but it also acts as a container for moisture. Large moss clumps can harm shingles over time, especially during freeze-thaw cycles.  
  • ICE DAMS: A buildup of ice above the eaves may obstruct the gutter’s access route. Water that has accumulated behind the dam might ultimately seep beneath the shingles. One of the main reasons for winter roof leaks is ice dams.   
  1. ROLE OF INSULATION

Insulating unconditioned lofts and crawl spaces above your house’s living quarters can assist keep heat from escaping during the winter and from transferring during the summer. When the attic is not properly insulated, heat builds up, warming the asphalt shingles and roof deck and resulting in excessive melting. 

The Department of Energy provides homeowners with information on R-values and insulation depths for all climate zones in the US. The resistance of a substance to heat transmission is indicated by its R-value. More heat transmission is prevented when the R-value is larger.

  • BATTS AND ROLLS: installable by any do-it-yourselfer 

         The fit of friction between wall studs and floor joists

  • BLOWN-IN LOOSE FILL: Rent an AttiCat® machine at the time of purchase for a hassle-free installation. A free rental is typically offered with a minimum purchase at home improvement businesses. To stop insulation from obstructing intake vents, add baffles to the soffit region.
  • VENTILLATION: To minimize heat and moisture build-up during the winter, attic spaces must have enough air movement. The proper number of intake and exhaust vents is necessary to provide a balanced airflow in your attic. Ice dam development is also significantly reduced on roofs with adequate ventilation and insulation.