Roof Shingles, Roof Repair - Brampton, ON
Cosmetic damage to your roof includes issues like pitting, marring, staining and other types of superficial blemishes from peril (usually hail). All these types mentioned may alter the look of the roof, but in most cases, it won’t cause it to function improperly. Unfortunately, with some cosmetic deterioration, there may be more serious problems hidden beneath or nearby. When this is the case, you can contact us for a cosmetic face-lift for the rooftop of your home to ensure it continues to meet the International Residential Code.
Functional vs. Cosmetic
Functional is the type of issue that will keep a shingle or asphalt from doing its job, which is to protect a home or building from rainwater and snow. If you are like most people, you are probably familiar with this type of damage. It often includes things like punctures, torn-off shingles, sagging up top, and other damaged areas that will require repairs like shingle replacements, patching, or partial re-roofing.
The main distinction between cosmetic and functional is usually related to making an insurance claim – especially the ones that are related to hail devastation. Usually, home insurance will not cover anything cosmetic if repairs aren’t absolutely essential.
Hail devastation may cause insignificant granule loss or even small punctures, which can lead to water intrusion. Cosmetic deterioration would be the loss of granules while actual punctures would be functional. However, to someone who isn’t experienced with the differences, it may all look the same.
Your Home’s Curb Appeal
An example of cosmetic deterioration on your existing roof is the granule loss, mentioned above. Usually, this is caused by various weather conditions, but is usually primarily invisible. However, if the areas that are ruined are more widespread, it can have an adverse effect on how the roof is going to look. For example, metal roofs may experience blisters or dents on the outside that will not affect the surfaces ability to shed rainwater or snow, but it can have a negative impact on the overall curb appeal.
Another issue you may see up top is algae growth. This often causes black streaks and staining on the roof, and sometimes, white, and green spots. If your home is more lighter colored, it will be noticeable from the curb and if the problem is not handled quickly, the issue could impact the overall integrity of the shingles.
Call Us for Roofing Improvement Services
Regardless of if you have noticed a stained area on the whole roof covering of your home, missing shingle granules, or other cosmetic issues, we can help. Our team at Brampton Roofing Services can provide the services needed to restore the look of your roof, which is going to improve its overall curb appeal. If you are dealing with a more serious issue, such as a discolored internal ceiling or punctures in the surface, we can also help, but this is a different repair issue.
If you aren’t sure what to classify the issue as, call us and we can help. Our team will ensure you get the great looking home you need and deserve.