ROOFING 101

DAVE BAKER'S
PREFERRED ROOFING COMPANY

WSB RADIO - THE HOME FIX IT SHOW

Findlay Roofing is the preferred roofing company of Dave Baker and the Home Fix It Show on WSB Radio. Findlay Roofing is the roofing expert that Dave Baker depends on to deliver the best information to his listeners and to answer questions from listeners live on the radio. Listen to the Home Fix It Show radio program hosted by Dave Baker every Saturday morning from 9 am - Noon on News 95.5 FM and AM 750 WSB.

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THE DIFFERENT ROOFING RISKS

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ALGAE GROWTH

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ALGAE GROWTH

• Caused by growth of airborne algae deposited on roof.
• Unsightly appearance does not affect the service life of the material.
• Common problem in warm, humid climates.
• Algae resistant shingles available regionally.
2

CEILING SPOTS

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CEILING SPOTS

• Caused by leaks in roof
• Check attic or crawlspace for leaks in deck
• Check chimney and vents for cracks in flashing
• Check rafters for leaks that travel away from original source
• Check roof for damaged shingles
3

DAMAGED FLASHING

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DAMAGED FLASHING

• Caused by Improper Installation.
• Caused by drying and cracking.
• Can usually be repaired without replacing your roof.
4

MISSING SHINGLES

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MISSING SHINGLES

• Caused by improper fastening.
• Caused by exposure to high winds.
• Can usually be replaced individually.
5

BLISTERING

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BLISTERING

• Caused by moisture in shingles
• Caused by excessive use of asphalt platic cement
6

BUCKING & CURLING

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BUCKING & CURLING

• Caused by improperly applied felt (buckling)
• Caused by movement in deck (buckling)
• Caused by undersaturation of felt in organic-based shingles (curling)
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MISSING GRANULES

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MISSING GRANULES

• On newly applied shingles, a certain number of loose granules is normal.
• On aging shingles, missing granules indicate need for replacement.
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ROTTING

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ROTTING

• Caused by absorption of moisture by mat at the core of the shingle.
• Common problem with organic-based shingles.

I have used Findlay in the past for numerous jobs (total roof replacement, internal roof repairs, plumbing boot replacement, fixing sky light leaks, fixing water heater exhaust leak, removing and shingling over turtle vents, replacing a ridge vent, gutter installation plus gutter screens). I have always been happy with their work. From the office staff to our sales rep and the installers, they are all very courteous. I have never felt the sales rep ever tried to sell me more than I need. We would use them again without a doubt.

Beth H

I am extremely pleased with my new roof and gutters from Findlay Roofing. Findlay exceeded my expectations, from the initial consultation to the end of project clean up. Communication was prompt and clear at all times and the work was completed ahead of schedule. The Findlay team really made the roof and gutter replacement a stress-free experience for me. I'm so glad I chose Findlay over others and I highly recommend Findlay for any roofing services.

Preston S

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