Granule loss and excessive wear on shingles; roof to wall flashing issues causing major concerns for potential roof leaks.
The existing roof on the homeowner’s house was old and was displaying definite signs of wear. Granule loss on the roofing shingles were noticeable on various parts of the roof. The roof-to-wall flashings were deteriorating and needed to be addressed.
The granules on a roofing shingle is a key component of the protective barrier that protect the roof structure. If left unattended, the loss of granules expose the sub-barrier to the elements. Harmful UV rays from the sun will cause accelerated deterioration of the sub-barrier to the point of cracking, which will allow moisture to infiltrate the main structure of the roof, thereby causing water damage to the interior structures.
The flashings from the roof to the wall are also critical components designed to keep moisture from entering the walls. If the flashings are compromised, moisture can easily get into the walls causing damage.