Signs of Roof Damage

We are committed to providing quality products and service to our customers, which is why it is essential that we provide educational resources to members of our industry. In July of 2018, we ran a campaign on our Instagram Feed utilizing the hashtag #5DogDaysOfDamage which we used to tag a series of posts spotlighting severe roof damage with the thought process that users are empowered to identify the problem and then find the right product for the job. The campaign was educational and visual and so we’ve repurposed it as a permanent feature of our website.

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ALLIGATORING

A pretty self-explanatory term, alligatoring (in less severe cases “checking”) occurs on smooth surface asphalt and modified bitumen roofs and progressively splits further allowing water to penetrate into and then through your roof system.

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Blistering

Another problem that looks just like you’d expect from it’s name is blistering. Blisters form on foam roofs due to excessive constant heat exposure. When these bubbles form, the substrate has heated to a point that air has been and moisture has been able to penetrate under the surface and is now trapped. If you were to pop these blisters, you’d introduce cratering voids and penetrations to your roof surface.

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Cracking

Overtime, in reaction to the effects of UV, rain, snow and wind exposure, the roofing membrane on your roof may start to sag and crack. If your roof is coated with a subpar product and/or was applied to an unprimed surface you may start to notice de-lamination due to the coating’s inability to properly adhere and acclimate to the surface.

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Delamination

Overtime, in reaction to the effects of UV, rain, snow and wind exposure, the roofing membrane on your roof may start to sag and crack. If your roof is coated with a subpar product and/or was applied to an unprimed surface you may start to notice de-lamination due to the coating’s inability to properly adhere and acclimate to the surface.

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Cracks & Delamination - Sign of Roof Damage

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Flashing Failure

It’s inevitable that ventilation and other penetrations need to be installed on your roof but these penetrations work against your overall roof system surface’s job, so these areas require proper flashing. Overtime, the materials used to seal the areas begin to dry out and crack, pulling away from the surface and allowing moisture a pathway through. If you are experiencing a centralized leak, checking around penetrations is a good first step.

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Lifting Seams

Heavy rains are sure to find the path of least resistance on your roof surface, and if your roof was applied in rolls, like many are, each row is fortified by seams. Failing adhesive, time and/or poor installation can result in lifting seams which introduce paths of least resistance. If you are experiencing leaking, check the conditions of the seams on your roof system as this is a strong possible place of entry.

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Ponding Water

A sure sign something isn’t right on your roof is ponding water. The more discolored it is, the more apparent it’s been there for a while and the greater chance your roof surface is breaking down. If you have water pooling, your drains are clogged and/or your roof isn’t pitched properly for drainage.

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Rust

An uncoated metal roof is doing its job by protecting your building structure’s interior from the harsh effects of the elements, so it’s no surprise that after years of exposure to rain, hail, snow, winds and constant UV exposure you will start to see signs of rust damage. If you have rust, the strength and protection your roof is providing is in serious jeopardy. Leave it too long and things could get really ugly.

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