Some signs that indicate you may need a new roof.
Since it is often pretty difficult to see part or all of your roof from the ground, may homeowners don’t realize that their roof has problems until water begins leaking in from the ceiling. A common situation with many homes is that once side of the roof is easily visible and appears to be in good condition and it may very well be. However the other side of the roof may not be as visible (as in a home that is on a slope, with one side being much further off the ground). Sometimes the side that is out of sight turns out to be extremely weathered and worn, as often happens to the side of a house that gets the most sun. Years of sun, wind and rain exposure will take its toll on your roof. Wise homeowners will want to act before things get out of hand, before shingles and other roofing components disintegrate leading to permanent damage to the roof and underlying materials.
Proper inspections will result in problem prevention
To catch problems before they require expensive repairs you should consult with a qualified roofing contractor who can do a thorough inspection of your roof and recommend any repair options that may be necessary. Master’s Construction offers free estimates, in writing that are detailed enough for you to make an informed decision about what to do with your roof if any problems exist.
Some warning signs that point to roof deterioration
Any of the following symptoms can be indicators of a potentially serious roof problem:
- Curled, cracked, worn or missing shingles
- Sagging or dip in surface of roof
- Damaged, loose or missing vents
- Dented or punctured gutters (evidence of hail damage)
- Loss of granules from shingles – can show up in gutters and below downspouts
- Splitting or cracking in wooden shingles (cedar shakes)
- Mold, stains or moss growing on shingles
- Leaks or water marks on interior ceilings
- Water stains on attic rafters or in attic area
- Streaks along outside walls
- A roof warranty that has expired
- Evidence of storm damage (ice, heavy snow, wind, hurricanes, etc.)
- Gutters or roof edging is loose or hanging down
- Ice buildup in gutters (ice dams)