The roof is one of the most important parts of your house for keeping you and your family safe. It’s also typically the most expensive to replace if it gets damaged, so it pays to keep an eye on any signs that indicate impending problems. Here are some telltale signs that suggest your roof needs work done soon.
If water is dripping through the ceiling of your home, there’s a good chance it’s coming from your roof. If you see signs of leakage or even notice water stains on the walls or ceilings in certain areas, this could be a problem with your roof. Never wait for leaks to get worse before having them fixed. Water damage is one of the most expensive problems to fix.
2. Damaged shingles
If you notice small or large gaps between your shingles, this is a sign that there is an issue. Also, look for loose and curling shingles as these will need to be replaced soon. Remember that if just one section of the roof needs work, it may only be a matter of time before other areas need attention.
3. Missing or Damaged Flashing
Flashing is the thin metal sheeting or rubber that goes around vent pipes, chimneys, and skylights to keep out water. If you notice any of these areas are damaged, missing flashing, or are letting in moisture, call a roofing contractor to take a look.
4. Sagging Roofing
If you notice your roof is sagging, this could signify that the structure below it has weakened. This can be caused by excessive weight on the roof or damage to the supports below it. Both could be signs of bigger problems with your roof. It’s very important to call roofing services right away to prevent further damage.
5. Physical Damage
If a branch from a tree has fallen against your roof or hail damaged it, this is a good indication that the roof should be inspected by a professional. Just one area of damage can cause serious problems elsewhere on the roof, so don’t wait for more issues to develop.
6. Age of Roof
If your roof is more than 25 years old, it’s time to start thinking about a roof replacement. According to LinkedIn, roofing replacements account for up to 94% of the overall volume in North American roofing projects and 91% of the value of roofing projects.
Roofing services are essential to ensure that your roof stays in top condition. Even when roofs look fine, certain issues may develop over time. If you notice any of the above signs, contact us for an inspection.