When asphalt shingles absorb water, they tend to expand. This, in addition to the expansion and contraction that happens due to temperature fluctuations, tends to cause bubbles and blisters on asphalt shingles. This is something that, with time, happens to all asphalt roofs.
Roof bubbles and blisters usually destroy the aesthetic value of a shingle roof. But that is not all the damage they cause. These bubbles represent areas of weakness on a roof which—when not repaired on time—usually result in roof leaks.
If your home has been through severe weather, you might have seen some very obvious signs of damage. And if your roof looked normal, you might have breathed a sigh of relief that you wouldn't have to call a contractor.
But after severe weather, there are a few things that you should be sure to check about your roof to make sure there isn't any hidden or hard-to-spot damage. The best inspection is one that's done from a ladder, where you can look closely at the surface of your roof.
One of the most important responsibilities of a homeowner is taking good care of their roof, but this can be difficult if the roof is in bad shape already due to low-quality materials being used in the construction. If a roof replacement is already planned, it's a good idea for a homeowner to look into the numerous benefits that can come with choosing metal roofing instead of more traditional materials such as tile or shingles:
Wind damage can be a major problem for shingle roofs. You may think about blown off shingles when you think about roof damage, but sometimes it can be hidden. It may take a trained eye to spot things like torn shingles and other damages on your roof. This can happen to any roof, but it is common on roofs with low pitches in areas with high winds. If you think your roof may have been damaged by recent winds, here are some things that can help you spot the damage:
A strong thunderstorm—or weather front—can produce high-speed and damaging winds. Even without rain or hail, a strong windstorm can produce enough wind to warrant a roof repair—or worse, replacement.
After the storm ends, you must be vigilant and attempt to spot any damages. Here are three tips for spotting roof damage from a strong storm:
1. Walk the Perimeter of Your Home
Once the storm has died down, put on a good pair of shoes and walk the perimeter of your home.