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Patchy Spots on Your Roof? Are They Hiding Danger? Deterioration?

September 17th, 2017

Storms, hurricanes, strong winds, and extreme heat, your Orlando, Dr. Phillips, Windermere roof is exposed to all types of weather conditions here in Central Florida.

It is important to have a roofing company you can trust when roof damage happens. Schick roofing is a leader in the industry, we are proud to provide our customers with an honest and accurate assessment of their roof.

Patchy spots on your roof are usually caused by algae. “The black spots discoloring your asphalt roof are more than likely the pervasive and prevalent algae known as Gloecapsa Magma. These roof-invaders require a moisture-rich environment, usually supplied by dew and shade. The first stains usually appear on the north-facing sides of a roof, which receives less light, and in areas with heavy tree coverage.” according to Bob Villa.

The fact is, problems with the roof structure can result from a variety of reasons. It is a good idea to take a look at your roof, especially after a big storm. Systematically look over each shingle and area for evidence of damage.

Torn or cracked shingles
Loose or buckled shingles
Curled or blistered shingles
Shingles that are bare of gravel granules
Flashing around vent pipes that are torn, damaged, or coming off
Gutters that are detaching from the roof

If you are able to get into the attic, it’s also a good idea to take a look at your roof from the inside. On a sunny day, examine the roof from the attic, looking for holes and cracks where light seeps in. Pay special attention around chimneys, rafters, and trusses. If you see water stains on any walls, chances are there is a leak that will need to be further investigated.

During a storm, high winds can lift the shingle, breaking the sealing strip. Though the shingle lays back down after the storm and look fine, if it was compromised leakage can occur.  Storms can also cause the protective granules to fall off, making the roof vulnerable during the next storm.

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