Many houses in northern Georgia enjoy the benefits of asphalt shingles. They are cost-effective and offer protection from the elements for decades. However, even the best of roofs in Alpharetta can develop problems and here are some of the most common roofing issues homeowners may face.
1. Flashing Leaks
Running water always takes the easiest route, and you must seal roof flashing effectively. It’s important to check flashing areas and areas around roof vents periodically. Something as simple as applying a new coat of inexpensive sealant on the seams can save you all kinds of expensive headaches.
2. Water Ponds
Have you ever noticed little puddles of water on your shingles after a hard rain? If so, your Alpharetta roofing has problems. Ponds are sunken areas in shingles. They are caused by improper installation or depressions in the sheathing. Sometimes you can fix the problem by applying tar with a broad knife, to level out the depression.
3. Stopped Up Gutters
When gutters clog up, water runs over the top of the gutters and down the sides of the house. It also backs up underneath the felt and shingles. Over time, this creates leaks and can rot the wood. To prevent this problem, keep the gutters clean.
4. Curling Shingles
If you notice shingles curling on your roof, you have a problem which needs your attention now. Curling is usually caused by insufficient roof ventilation, so check the vent pipe seals. If only a few shingles curl, you can seal them down with roof cement. If not, you may need all new shingles.
5. Lifted Shingles
When shingles are not properly installed the wind can cause them to lift and not seal properly. Improper installation is the cause, and when a licensed roofing contractor in Alpharetta installs your new roof, you won’t have this problem.