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Fayetteville NC Roofing

Does your Fayetteville NC Home need a Roof?

Shown below are common symptoms that indicate it may be time for you to get a new roof.

Generally speaking, new shingled roofs should last upwards of 20+ years in Fayetteville NC. However, many factors, such as proper installation, climate, and ventilation, impact the life of your roof.

Even if your roof shows signs of the symptoms mentioned below, you may not need a total roof replacement.

Better Choice Builders can give your roof a thorough examination and let you know if you are in need of a new roof, or just a few repairs.

Signs of algae growth on roofing tile

1. Algae Growth

Causes

Algae growth causes a dark discoloration on roofs. The algae is usually brown to black in color which results in a streaked, dirty looking rooftop. It can be mistaken for soot, dirt or tree droppings, which typically produce only localized discoloration. It's caused by the growth of air-borne algae which deposits on your roof. The good news is that algae growth does not affect the service life of your roofing material. It occurs most often in warm, humid climates such as we have here in Fayetteville NC, (where algae-resistant shingles are available).

Recommendations

Discoloration of roofs caused by fungus or algae is difficult to remove, but may be lightened by spraying a diluted solution of chlorine bleach, trisodium phosphate, and water onto the roof. Solutions range from one cup TSP, one gallon bleach and four gallons of water, to one cup TSP and 2.5 gallons each of bleach and water. This solution can then be rinsed from the roof in 10 to 15 minutes. Do not scrub. Scrubbing will loosen and remove granules. After spraying be sure to thoroughly flush the roof and the greenery around the home (grass, bushes and shrubs) with water. The effectiveness of this type of cleaning may only be temporary, and the discoloration may recur. High pressure washing is not recommended due to the possibility of removing granules, thereby shortening the life of the Roofing System.

For a more permanent solution, re-roof with Algae-Resistant Shingles. They are specifically designed to inhibit most algae growth for extended periods of time and are backed by our strongest product and algae resistance warranties* available to homeowners.

*See actual Algae-Resistant shingle warranty for details.

2. Damaged Flashing

Damaged roof flashing

Causes

  • Improper installation on a new roof

  • Drying and cracking on an old roof

  • Dented by improper nailing

  • Settling of the structure

Recommendations

  • In most cases it is only necessary to remove and replace the flashing and shingles around the damaged area.

3. Buckling

Buckling roofing shingles

Causes

  • Improperly applied felt

  • Wrinkled underlayment

  • Roof deck movement

  • Spacers not used in between roof deck boards

  • Poor roof ventilation

  • New shingles applied over old, rough shingles

Recommendations

  • Allow moisture to escape the Roofing System. This can be a slow process and could take until the following spring. Once the Roofing System reaches the proper moisture content, the roof should lay flat and the buckling problem should not return

  • Remove the shingles that are affected. Cut the wrinkle in the felt and replace the shingles.

  • Add ventilation to the attic space. The minimum requirement is one square foot of net free vent area per 150 square feet of attic floor space if a vapor retarder is not present. If a vapor retarder is present, the amount of required ventilation can be reduced to one square foot of net free vent area per 300 square feet of attic floor space.

  • Consult the services of a professional. Make sure to apply shingles in accordance with the shingle manufacturer's recommendations.

4. Curling

Curled edges on roofing shingles

Causes

  • High nails

  • Lack of back coating

  • Under-saturation of asphalt felt in organic shingles

  • Lack of ventilation

  • Improper number of fasteners

Recommendations

  • Check location and number of fasteners

  • Added roof ventilation can often correct

5. Blistering

Blistering asphalt shingles on roof

Causes

  • Moisture in the shingle

Recommendations

  • If the blisters break open revealing the asphalt, the affected shingles should be replaced.

  • Consult with the manufacturer of the shingles.

6. Missing Shingles

Roof with missing and torn shingles

Causes

  • Improper fastening

  • Exposure to high winds

Recommendations

  • Replace shingles which have completely blown off. For shingles with tabs blowing up and down, hand seal the shingles with an asphalt plastic cement, commonly referred to as flashing cement. This roofing cement must comply with ASTM D4586 -- Type I or Type II which is the standard specifically for asbestos-free asphalt plastic roof cement. (Some products meeting this standard may involve hazardous materials. This bulletin does not purport to address all of the safety and health problems associated with the use of materials meeting this specification. It is the responsibility of the user to observe the safety and health practices as determined by the manufacturer of the product and stated on the label, instructions and Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS).

  • To hand seal, lift each tab of a 3-tab shingle and apply two spots of the cement under each tab. Each spot should be approximately the size of a quarter and placed 1" to 2" from each end of the tab and near the bottom. Laminated shingles require 4 spots of cement per shingle. After application, press the tab down firmly to start the bond. Be careful not to apply the cement too close to the bottom of the tab. This causes the cement to squeeze out when the tab is pressed down.

7. Ceiling Spots

Leaking roof causing spotting and water stains inside

Causes

  • Spots are caused by leaks in the roof.

Recommendations

  • Check attic for leaks in deck

  • Check chimney and vents for cracks in flashing

  • Check rafters for leaks that "travel" away from original source

  • Check eaves for water backing up from ice dams

  • Check roof for damaged shingles

8. Missing Granules

 

Causes

  • Normally a certain number of granules will be loose, especially after application. These granules are called "riders" and are a normal result of the manufacturing process. Granule loss does not affect the service life of the shingles unless granules can be seen missing on the surface of the shingles, thus exposing the asphalt or Fiberglas® mat.

Recommendations

  • On aging shingles, missing granules indicate a need for replacement

9. Rotting

Causes

  • Rotting is caused by absorption of moisture by the mat at the core of the shingle. This is a common problem with organic-based shingles.

Recommendations

  • Replace shingles.

*Information provided by Owens Corning

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