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How many different kinds of roofs can you spot on the houses on your street? A few decades ago, you may have only seen shingle roofs, perhaps with the occasional slate roof mixed in. But these days, there are more kinds of roofing on the market. Metal roofs are becoming common because they can be made from recycled materials. Tile is a popular choice because it lasts a lot longer than other roofing materials. And then there are some roofers who install rubber roofs because they're smooth and easy to install. Learn more about roofs of all types on this blog.



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Replace Or Repair: Common Shingle Problems And The Way To Solve Them

Asphalt shingles are one of the most popular roofing materials used in the United States. This is because shingles are relatively affordable and long-lasting. Another reason that they are popular is that if your shingles encounter an issue, you can have shingle repairs performed or the affected shingles can be replaced. This means you do not have to replace your entire roof for a relatively minor issue. Here are a few common shingle problems and information on how that shingle problem can be solved.

Shingles Are Cracking

One of the most common problems that can happen to asphalt shingles is that they start to crack. Shingles crack for a number of reasons including sun exposure and age. If you have one or more cracked shingles, you will want to have the shingles repaired. The easiest way to repair cracked shingles is to use a sealant to fill in and seal the crack. It is important that this be completed or water may enter through the crack, causing water damage. 

Shingles Are Going Bare

Another common issue that can happen to asphalt shingles is that they start to go bare. As the shingles age, the asphalt granules can start to fall off, leaving bare spots on the shingle. If the problem is contained in one area, the shingles in that area should be replaced. If the problem is in multiple spots on the roof, the entire roof may need to be replaced. 

Shingles Are Curling

As shingles start to age, they start to slowly lift upward. As this happens, the edges of the shingles can start to curl. If this problem is caught early enough, shingle repair can be completed. The edges can be straightened and glued down, helping to hold the shingle firmly in place. If the shingles are significantly curled, they may need to be replaced. 

Shingles Are Covered in Algae

The final common shingle issue you may experience is algae growing on your shingles. If the algae have just started growing, a professional may be able to clean your shingles and remove the algae. However, if the algae have been in place for some time, it may have damaged the shingles. If this happens, replacing the shingles in the area where the algae was growing is the best option. 

If your shingles have experienced a problem, shingle repair may be needed or you may need to replace a group of shingles. A shingle repair service can inspect your shingle roof and determine the best course of action based on the age of your roof, the type of problem that is present, and its severity. Reach out to your preferred shingle repair company today to schedule an appointment.

Reach out to a company like Goodwin Roofing to learn more.