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Roof Buckling

July 31, 2023 by MikeDominick

What is roof buckling?

A roof can show damage or wear in a variety of ways such as the loss of granules, missing shingles or even buckling and curling.

Buckling shingles look as if they are being pushed up from beneath. Causes can range from improper installation, poor ventilation systems or issues with home insulation.

Curling shingles are turning up at the edge and can negatively affect the look and performance of your roof. Curling can be due to material quality or the age of the roof.

Moisture is the most likely culprit behind both situations and needs to be addressed immediately. If the shingles are not laying properly the roof underlayment is exposed and can be negatively affected leading to potential leaks.

Phoenix Roofing has experience in all types of roof repair and replacement and can do a free inspection to let you know if your roof is experiencing any of these issues. Contact us today to set up an appointment.

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Algae on Shingles

July 27, 2023 by MikeDominick

In warm, humid climates like South Carolina, it is not unusual to see black/gray streaks on roof shingles, especially in areas without much sunlight. This discoloration is actually caused by a type of algae. The good news is that the algae doesn’t damage the roof, but it does hurt the home’s curb appeal.

If you are looking to replace a roof, there are types of roofing that are more resistant to algae growth like copper or shingles with metal granules mixed in. You can also choose a dark color shingle that is less likely to show the signs of algae growth.

Not in the market for a new roof yet? There are ways to clean the algae – typically with a 50/50 bleach and water solution. Be sure not to use a pressure washer as this could damage the roof. There are companies that specialize in roof cleaning and understand how to do the work effectively and safely.

If you think your roof has signs of damage or missing shingles, call for a free inspection from Phoenix Roofing!

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Home Value

July 19, 2023 by MikeDominick

Your Roof and Home Value

Selling your home is a complicated process. Today’s buyers are well educated and know what they want in a home. If you are selling your home with an older roof you may find that a roof replacement can dramatically increase your chance of selling and at a better price.

Homebuyers are looking to take on a huge new expense between a down payment, closing costs, moving expenses and possible changes to the home’s look. A home with an older roof may intimidate buyers as they know another expense is looming down the road. An older roof is more susceptible to damage that could cost time and money.

A new roof can help you attract interested buyers and pay for itself in some cases. A study by the National Association of the Remodeling INdustry found that a new roof provides a 109% return on value.

Of course whether it is worth replacing your roof depends on the age and condition of your existing roof. A free roof inspection by Phoenix Roofing can tell you if any repairs need to be made or if your roof condition will negatively affect a home sale.

Before you list your home and subject it to a home inspection, have the experts at Phoenix Roofing take a look and prepare you for any possible challenges before they happen.

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How the Sun Affects Your Roof

July 11, 2023 by MikeDominick

Your roof is the first line of defense for your home against the elements. It withstands wind, rain, heat, cold and days and days of sun exposure. Sunlight can affect your roof in a variety of ways, making it necessary to get regular roof inspections to look for signs of damage.

How does the sun affect your roof?

–       Expansion and contraction from changes in temperature can damage your shingles over time

–       Ultraviolet (UV) rays break down the bonds that hold the shingles together

–       Sunlight can bleach the shingles causing the roof color to deteriorate

–       Heat can cause the shingles to warp or crack leading to structural problems and potential leaks

Metal roofing is reflective and more resistant to cracks. Although not common in the United States, terracotta or clay roofs are also very resistant to sun damage. If you are looking to build a new home or replace a roof, talk with an experienced roofing team about what your options are to protect against sun damage.

Most of the time prevention is the key. Regular roof inspections will detect an issue before it becomes a larger problem. The team at Phoenix Roofing can set up a time for a complimentary roof inspection. Contact them today!

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July 5, 2023 by MikeDominick

How Shingles are Recycled

Asphalt shingles are the most common roofing material. When it comes time to repair or replace your shingle roof those materials can be recycled and given new life again. Here’s a little more info on how to take a waste material and give it new life again!

Old or broken shingles typically end up in a landfill taking years and years to break down. Recycling takes those shingles and makes them into new roofing materials or as the major component in asphalt roadways. According to, the materials from an average-sized roof can be used to pave 200 feet of a two-lane highway.

Major players in the roofing industry such as Owens Corning and GAF are committed to shingle recycling and inventing new ways to make the process easier and more accessible.

To find out if shingle recycling is available in your area, speak with a trusted contractor such as Phoenix Roofing.

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