Will You Know When You Need Roof Repair?
The winter weather is on its way out. Do you know the signs to look for to know if you need to do some roof repair? Until the snow melts away, you might not realize how much your home has suffered through the storms and the freezing temperatures. Your roof is especially vulnerable to water and ice-related damage that is sometimes inevitable in the winter. If you are not a professional, however, you may not be able to identify the problems until they wreak havoc on the rest of your house.
What are the signs that you need roof repair?
Curled or missing shingles: If you notice that the shingles on your roof are curling or buckling, it is definitely time to do some serious roof repair. If it looks like the shingles are losing granules, or entire shingles are missing, your roof is probably past its life expectancy.
Valleys: Snow and rain flow into the gutters by way of the roof valleys. If your valleys are insufficient, the water can collect and cause the roof to leak.
Clogged gutters: As mentioned above, granules will begin to fall off the shingles when they are reaching the end of their lifespan. If your gutters are loaded with shingle granules, it is a sign that the shingles need replacing.
Dark streaks and moss: Dark streaks may appear on your roof as a result of airborne algae. If your house does not get much sunlight, it is highly possible that moss will grow. The moss will retain moisture that will eventually freeze in cold temperatures, ultimately damaging the granules on the shingles.
Regardless of where you live or what type of roof your home has, your should have your roof inspected once or twice a year. If you live in an area that gets hit with extreme weather, you will want to consult a roof service more frequently.
When your roof is weak, it puts the rest of your home at risk. Moisture that reaches the foundation of the home through the roof will leave you vulnerable to mold that can be seriously dangerous to your health. On average, water damage will cost around $2,386 to repair, so it is vital to identify the warning signs before it’s too late.
When you’re stuck with a roof in need of repair, it would be wise to hire a roofing repair and maintenance service. Contact us for a free estimate.