Wind is one of the primary causes of damage in any asphalt shingle roofing in Connell WA. Since asphalt is among the most popular materials for shingle roofing, it’s important to know the criteria used to determine whether your roof has wind damage. With the physical damage criteria, you can find out if such damage has been caused by errors during the installation process – which is very likely – rather than by wind damage. Well-installed asphalt shingle roofing should be able to withstand weather; but with time, it is very common to mix up installation or manufacturing errors with wind damage.
For asphalt shingle roofing, wind damage can be recognized as cracking, tearing, splitting, or missing shingles. Wind damage usually occurs in certain areas of the roof such as corners, ridges, edges, and near the gutter line because of the uplift pressure executed by high speed winds. So, locating such damage on these specific areas can be a clear sign that wind has taken its toll on your roof. However, some issues with your asphalt shingle roofing such as, curling, cupping, “fishmouthing,” and loose shingles can be and are usually confused with wind damage.
To recognize if your shingle roofing in Connell WA has a manufacturing or installation issue, let’s look at some simple definitions. Curling occurs when the corners of the shingles are uplifted and cupping when the center of the shingle shows a concave form. On the other hand, “fishmouthing” happens when attics lack proper venting and there is accumulation of moisture. Finally loose shingles are probably due to lack of proper nailing. In most cases, if the roofing is not old, it’s probably due to poor quality materials and installation mistakes. All City Roofing offers an accurate assessment of asphalt shingle roofing in Connell WA. A free estimate is one call away.