Outer Banks Roofing




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Outer Banks Roofing will locate and eliminate the most difficult to find leaks and repairs. Consider the fact that your roof's siding is subject from the devastating forces of weather.

The damaging effects of sun, precipitation and temperatures extremes on your roof and siding begin immediately. Rain, melting snow, wind, and many other elements that can harm your roof.

You should realize that your new roofing and subsequent roofing repairs need to be of top quality to avoid any accidents or surprises. Having a new roof can be a pricey affair but only regular check ups and minor maintenance and repairs when needed can prevent the worst from happening.

What Will My Shingles Look Like as They Age?

You may be asking yourself, “What can I expect my roof to look like as this aging Process takes place?” One or more of the following conditions may occur over time:


Curling: As they asphalt hardens over time, the granules witch were one securely embedded begin to break away. Occasionally you may have seen this colored granules in your gutters. Also, as this hardening advances, the asphalt layers begin to shrink. Of course, all of this occurring at a microscopic levels and is not something which will be noticeable on a daily basis. As the asphalt layer shrinks, it is being countered by the shingle reinforcement, which resist shrinking and the reinforcement is remaining stable. As a result the edges of the shingle may begin to curl over time. In addition, organic shingles may exhibit signs of curling which might be considered excessive, however, this is not manufacturing defect and it would be considered part of the normal weathering process of organic shingles.


Surface Cracking: Another manifestation of the normal aging process may be the development of surface cracks. For example, as the flexibilizing oils of the asphalt are depleted due to heat, the shingle becomes more brittle, to the point where Surface cracking may appear. The stresses created by thermal shok and the movement of the roof deck also increase the likelihood of surface cracking.


Blisters: During the course of natural weathering, small bubble-like raised Areas known as blisters may appear on the surface of the shingles. The blisters may be small and pea-sized or as large as a quarter. The blister may open, exposing the asphalt, or closed. Blisters frequently result when minimum ventilation requirements are not met.


Staining: Finally, over a period of time, shingles may develop dark brown or Black streaks the are sometimes mistaken for soot, dirt moss or tree droppings. In actually, this discoloration may be caused by algae growth. Although most roofing systems are susceptible to algae discoloration, it is most readily visible on white or light – colored shingles.