When to Consider Re-Roofing

A leak, of course, is the most obvious clue that your roof needs some attention. Leaks can be caused by a variety of reasons, including ice dams, shingle blow-off or improperly installed or deteriorated flashing. Don’t just look for a drip coming from the ceiling, though. Signs of moisture also include discolored spots on the wall, loose wallpaper, peeling paint on the ceiling or a damp smell in a hallway or room. And remember that water traveling into your home may take a circuitous route, running down rafters, top plates, studs and sole plates before reaching your ceiling.

A roof is much more than just shingles

When you replace your roof, be aware that it is a system of integrated parts: shingles, felt or shingle underlayment, ice and water barrier, ventilation and insulation. Working in unison, these elements can provide maximum performance and efficiency. Shingles by themselves may look nice, but without considering the whole package, you could be looking at major roof or attic problems down the road.


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Common Roof Problems:

Whether Damage

rain damage ice damage
Possible cause:

  • Leaky or inadequate shingle underlayment / old flashing
  • Inadequate shingle underlayment allows water to leak into attic

Blistering / Paint Pealing

blistering paint
Possible cause:

  • Excessive temperature
  • High humidity due to poor attic ventilation


leaking damage
Possible cause:

  • Inadequate or faulty shingle underlayment allowing leakage from ice dams

Missing, Cracked or Curled Shingles

missing, cracked, curled shingles
Possible cause:

  • Shingles have reached the end of their useful life

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Dark, “Dirty-looking” Areas on Roof

dark, dirty looking shingles
Possible cause:

  • Environmental pollutants
  • Vegetation, fungus or algae
  • Loss of granules due to age of shingles

Decaying Shingles

decaying shingles, poor ventilation
Possible cause:

  • Poor attic ventilation

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