Your roof protects your home and everyone and everything inside it, but most people don’t think much about it until they have a major problem—like water coming through the ceiling! Like every other structural element of your home, your roof will wear out over time. Fall is a great time to determine if your roof needs repairing or replacing, especially if you have an older home. Here are six warning signs of a troubled roof.
1. Curling or Buckled Shingles
Shingles should lie flat against your roof. Curling or buckled shingles is a sign of extensive weathering. When this occurs, you are at risk of developing serious problems—including leaks—in the near future.
2. Missing or Cracked Shingles
It’s not a big deal to replace one or two missing or cracked shingles. But multiple missing or cracked shingles can be a sign that your roof is failing. Have a trusted professional like Refined Roofing check to see if all of your shingle “tabs” are intact.
While some roofing problems are obvious, others may not be detectable to the untrained eye. If your home is getting up there in age, contact the professionals at Refined Roofing for a free, no-obligation roof inspection.
3. Gutter Granules
Are you finding granules in your gutter? If so, your roof may be nearing the end of its life cycle. Asphalt shingles have a top layer of granules that help protect the underlayment from nature’s elements. In an older roof, the adhesive holding the granules in place may begin to deteriorate and decay. This provides an entry point in your roof for water, putting your home at risk of serious damage.
4. Light or Moisture in Your Attic
If you have daylight coming through your roof boards or moisture in your attic insulation, you may have a serious roofing problem.
5. Mold Growth
Mold growth anywhere in the structure of your home could be a sign of a failing roof or gutter system. Rather than simply cleaning and removing the mold, ask a roofing contractor like Refined Roofing to investigate the cause behind the mold growth.
6. Drooping or Sagging
A drooping or sagging roof is a sign of a major roofing problem that needs attention before further damage occurs to your home. Chances are, you have trapped moisture and rotting boards in your underlayment. Schedule an appointment for a roofing estimate as soon as possible.
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