It’s easy to overlook your roof’s overall importance to your home. But when you consider that your roof not only provides your house with protection but also structural vitality, roof maintenance takes on clear necessity. Knowing when to repair or replace your roof is key. The last thing you want is for the roof to collapse or allow water damage to seep into the inside of your home. This will not only jeopardize your family’s safety and comfort but also add to the cost of repairing your home. This time, we’ll go over some tell-tale signs that your roof needs repairs or complete replacement.
Inspect the Shingles
Looking for wear and tear is the best way to decide whether simple repairs or replacement are needed. Obviously, the greater the damage and decay, the more likely that your roof needs to be replaced. Begin by examining the shingles throughout your roof. The shingles are your roof’s first defense so the state of them is a good general indication of the roof’s overall health. If shingles are curling backward, cracked, or if there are patches of shingles with missing granules and surface, these need to be replaced. Replacing the shingles can be a minor repair, but this will depend on the extent of faulty shingles and what additional damage has set into the roof due to exposure.
Dark Streaks and Discoloration
Discoloration is another key indicator that your roof’s integrity is threatened. This can be caused by several things such as water damage and even mold. This streaking not only mars the appearance of your roof and shingles but forecasts that the structural integrity of the roof is threatened, which could lead to leaking and other issues. If mold is present, there’s also the risk of it spreading throughout the house and becoming a serious health risk to the household. Be sure to also pay attention to your ceiling walls inside the house itself to see if there’s rot or water damage starting to accumulate. Contact professional roofers as soon as you notice this streaking. Based on the length of the discoloration and extent of damage under the shingles, you may want to go ahead replace the roof.
The presence can be indicative of mold, so you’ll always want to have your roof inspected to make sure there isn’t significant mold build-up on the roof. Moss doesn’t always lead to moss but it can trap water which could contribute to deteriorating shingles. Therefore, you’ll want to remove the moss. This can be done by brushing it away or even using a pressure washer to clear the growth. However, you may want to hire professionals for safety reasons. This work also needs to be done carefully so that the roof doesn’t suffer major damages.
Seek Professional Help
If you suspect that your roof needs repairs or replacement, contacting professional roofers shouldn’t be delayed. Remember, the roof is not only a major protective feature of your home but a significant liability if repairs aren’t addressed. Still unsure what you need for your roof? Let us help! Roofing is one of the core specialties at Ken Cialkowski Construction. Our goal is to provide you with the highest quality of service and craftsmanship at an affordable price. Thinking of also remodeling your bathroom too? Take advantage of our up to 15% off special for bathroom remodeling going on now!