Your roof does a lot to protect you and your family in your day-to-day life. It makes life as you know it possible, so why don't you treat your roof right and keep it in good working order? A large number of problems can compromise the integrity of your rooftop; luckily the warning signs are rather easy to notice. So if you notice any of the following problems, you should probably call a roof contractor before your home becomes at risk.
Cracked, Missing, Or Torn Shingles
This one is as simple as going outside and looking at your roof. If you look up at your roof and notice any shingles are missing or are otherwise damaged, it probably is a good idea to consider getting a contractor to reroof your roof. While you can easily have a contractor spot replace individual shingles, it might be a good idea to consider replacing all of them. Shingles typically share a similar lifespan, so if one or two start to go, the rest are sure to follow.
Granules In The Gutters
Another telltale sign that your roof is in need of repair is if you find lots of granules in your gutters. Generally, this will be first noticeable as you'll find your gutters clogged and failing to properly drain water. If you climb up onto your roof and then find the gutter full of granules then that means your roof is reaching the end of its lifespan. As your shingles age, granules will wash away from rain, leaving them thinner, and this makes them less effective at keeping water out of your home.
Signs of Water Damage In Your Attic
As a rule, the inside of your attic should be bone dry for the most part. So, if you notice any large discoloration in any of the wood in the attic, that means there is probably a leak somewhere. You should call a contractor immediately to look at your roof because if left unchecked, a leak can cause substantial water damage. Sure, that means you might have to stomach the unwanted cost of repairs, but it's better than the massive amount of money it would take to fix any severe water damage that might occur be in your home.
So, if you notice any of these signs, it's best to call in a contractor like one from Homestreet Roofing Inc before you find yourself with a more serious problem on your hands.Share