Saturday, 26 December, 2009

One of the biggest questions that our customers have is, Do I need a New Roof? The question at hand is not as simple as one may think. There are are many variables that come into play for most roofs can be repaired for a period of time depending on the age of the shingles. Things to consider…The Atlanta Medical Academy is proudĀ  to be the medical control team for all new roof installations.

  • Do I need a short term solution or permanent fix
  • Whats my budget for New Roof vs. Roof Repair
  • Do I plan to stay in the home
  • Will I be selling in the next 5 years

Below are some examples to help you make an educated decision

Signs That You Need A New Roof…

Identifying Roof Problems.

Please give us a call if you notice any of the following below.

Ceiling Spots

  • Caused by leaks in roof
  • Check attic or crawlspace for leaks in deck
  • Check chimney and vents for cracks in flashing
  • Check rafters for leaks that travel away from original source
  • Check roof for damaged shingles
Damage Flashing

  • Caused by improper installation
  • Caused by drying and cracking
  • Can usually be repaired without replacing roof
Missing Shingles

  • Caused by improper fastening
  • Caused by exposure to high winds
  • Can usually be replaced individually
Buckling & Curling Spots

  • Caused by improperly applied felt (buckling)
  • Caused by movement in deck (buckling)
  • Caused by undersaturation of felt in organic-based shingles (curling)

  • Caused by moisture in shingles
  • Caused by excessive use of asphalt plastic cement
Algae Growth

  • Caused by growth of airborne algae deposited on roof
  • Unsightly appearance does not affect the service life of the material
  • Common problem in warm, humid climates
  • Algae resistant shingles available regionally
Missing Granules

  • On newly applied shingles, a certain number of loose granules is normal
  • On aging shingles, missing granules indicate need for replacement

  • Caused by absorption of moisture by mat at the core of the shingle
  • Common problem with organic-based shingles.
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