Knowing When You Need a Roof Repair or Replacement
The 6 signs you need to look for as a homeowner
It’s a fact that eventually you will need a roof repair or replacement. Between harsh weather conditions and old age, a roof gets put through a lot of wear and tear over the years. There are some signs you should look for as a homeowner to make sure your roofing system is secure and damage free. It’s also a good idea to have a regular roof inspection by a professional, especially after storms hit, just to make sure your roof is in good shape.
Here are 6 signs that you need a roof repair or replacement.
- Water Leaks:
This is probably the easiest way for homeowners to know they have roof damage because it affects the inside of your home. If you see any discoloration from water on your ceiling, or you have actual water dripping into your home, it’s important to call us immediately. Prolonged water damage can lead to structural damage, wood rot, and mold or mildew buildup causing your home to be an unsafe environment to live in.
- Missing Shingles:
There is nothing good about missing shingles. If you see bare patches on your roof, it’s time for a roof repair as soon as possible. Shingles that have been damaged, either by age or weather conditions, are likely to become loose and fall off your roof’s structure. This leaves your home vulnerable to water damage. All it takes is a single missing shingle for your home to be compromised.
- Exposed Nails:
Nailheads shouldn’t be visible on a properly installed roof. Over time, however, these nails can start to jut out, exposing themselves to the elements. Once this happens the nails will start to rust and deteriorate, allowing the outdoor elements in.
- Sagging Roof:
If you have a sagging roof, you most definitely have structural issues that need to be taken care of immediately. A sagging roof can be caused by old age, excessive weight, or unseen damages to your roof decking. It’s best to call a professional who can recommend the best plan of action to fix this issue.
- Moss Growth:
Moss growth on your roof is a sign that you have moisture. Moss actually works like a sponge, keeping your roofing damp for long periods of time. This leads to lifted shingles, making them vulnerable to wind. Moss growth can also lead to cracks, holes and eventually water leaks.
- Aging Shingles:
Over time your roof ages, compromising its ability to protect your home. There are some signs you can look for to know if your roof has outlived its lifespan:
- Cracked or Broken Pieces
- Curled Edges
- Worn Texture
- Dull Coloring
Knowing what to look for is a great start to making sure the roof over your head is safe. If you see any of these signs, a roof repair or replacement is probably in your future. It’s important to call our professionals for a free inspection regularly to make sure your roof is free from any of these damages.
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