roof danger signalsLeakage in Attic After
Wind-Driven Rain

danger-signalPossible cause: Leaky or inadequate shingle underlayment or deteriorated flashing

Leakage in Attic After
Ice Build-Up

danger-signalPossible cause: Inadequate shingle underlayment allows water from ice dams to leak into attic

Blistering and/or Peeling of
Interior and/or Exterior paint

danger-signalPossible cause: Excessive temperature or high humidity due to poor attic ventilation

Stains on Interior Ceilings and Walls
or Mold and Mildew Growth

danger-signalPossible cause: Inadequate or faulty shingle underlayment allowing leakage or inadequate ventilation

Exterior Decay,
Sheathing, and/or Siding

danger-signalPossible cause: Poor attic ventilation

Missing, Cracked,
or Curled Shingles

danger-signalPossible cause: Shingles have reached the end of their useful life

Dark, “Dirty-Looking” Areas
On Your Roof

danger-signalPossible cause: Loss of granules due to age of shingles

Energy Costs

danger-signalPossible cause: Insufficient attic ventilation causes heating/cooling system to run excessively

In warm weather, inadequate ventilation will trap hot air in the attic, causing air conditioning systems to work harder, or leaving your home’s interior hotter and less comfortable. Attic Ventilation: In both hot and cold weather, insufficient attic ventilation may cause moisture in the attic to become trapped and condense on the rafters. This condensed moisture can drip down onto the insulation and reduce its effectiveness. Excessive energy costs can result.


Tips: Courtesy of GAF