Roofing 101

Learn about your roof & what to look out for

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Dave Baker's
Preferred Roofing Company

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.

The process was fast. Shane came out did an assessment and my new roof was in place within a week. Everyone was very polite . Super pleased with my new roof.

- Tyra Mckinney

Just got my roof and gutters replaced by Findlay last month and so far I haven't had an issue with either. Both look nice and I would use them again as well as recommend Findlay. Their prices and service were great too. Thanks so much!!

- Dor Dot

Enjoyed working with Peter. Upfront about pricing. Honest, no surprises. The crew was nice, quick, and did a great job. We love our new roof.

- Cheri Grinstead

They did a awesome Job , It has been 18 months since they put roof on and I have had zero issues and I have not even found 1 nail , they cleaned up everything perfect. Super friendly Fast crew in and out and easy to work with!! Top Notch service 100%

- Dennis Mixon

Findlay Roofing on The HOME FIX IT Show

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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.

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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 plastic cement

6

Buckling & Curling

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Buckling & 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.

8

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.

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