Incorrectly Aligned Shingles

In this installment of our series on roofing problems, we’ll talk about the risks of incorrectly aligned shingles.

It’s not a plane, it’s a flying shingle!

If you’re finding shingles in your yard or garden, and you have a relatively new roof, there’s a good chance the shingles were incorrectly installed.

When shingles are misaligned or improperly installed, they won’t stay put. Sometimes they’re lined up correctly, sometimes they’re bunched too close together, and sometimes they’re simply poorly nailed or sealed down.

How will you know? You’ll see curling shingles or shingles flapping in the wind. You may see leaking in the attic, stains, mold or paint damage.

The Fix

Reputable roofing companies will take the time that’s needed to correctly install shingles in the right formation and nail them down in the correct manner. This will weatherproof your roof and ensure rainwater doesn’t make its way into your home.

If your roof is in need of repair, don’t despair. When you catch them early, repairs can be inexpensive and add years to your roof’s life.

Your roofer will check for missing or broken shingles, dark stains, soft spots in the decking and weathered areas, and will remove built up debris that can cause moss and mold to grow.

Stay tuned, in the coming weeks, for the next installments in our series on roof problems.

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