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River Oaks Roofing: Article About Common Roofing Problems

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No matter how carefully a roofing installation may have been performed, problems will still develop. Depending on the local atmosphere and the quality of the previous installation, homeowners will need to watch out for signs of wear and tear along the surface of their roof. River Oaks roofing companies strongly encourage all homeowners to regularly inspect their property to notice signs of damage. More often than not, they will be immediately visible and easy to discern from the rest of an otherwise pristine roof surface.

Dark stains are among the most common problems that homeowners should be aware of. These sections can be easy to spot because of the stark color they leave against the rest of the shingles. They can be problematic because they indicate the presence of algae and fungus. Organic materials can store water and wear down on the shingles, resulting in long term damage to the roof if the problem is not taken care of as soon as possible. These stains will appear on just about any roofing service, usually in shaded off sections.

Buckling is another relatively common problem to deal with.

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It is defined by the appearance of ridges that occur around the lengths of the shingles where the ridge spacing coincides with the board joints on the deck. This usually occurs on any type of deck, but board decks are the most likely to suffer from this problem. Plywood and OSB decks are the least likely to develop buckling issues, but they should be inspected regularly anyway to prevent other problems from occurring.

Homeowners should watch out for the appearance of fishmouthing as well. Fishmouthing refers to the condition where a portion of a shingle's front edge is raised, resulting in a curved appearance that looks like a curled lip. While these problems do not affect the lifespan of the shingles, they do stand out along a relatively even surface. Homeowners are encouraged to replace these shingles in order to enjoy a uniform appearance along the rooftop again. If the homeowner does not mind, however, this condition can usually be left alone.

Finally, blistering is another problem that is common with shingles, especially during warmer seasons. It usually occurs after moisture builds up underneath the shingles, heating and releasing trapped water vapor that results in a bubbling appearance. These shingles should be replaced as soon as possible as they indicate water damage, which can worsen over time, causing more extensive problems underneath the shingles.

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