7 Sure Ways To Know Your Roof Needs Urgent Repair

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Does your roof look like it needs some help? It’s much better for you and your pocket if you do regular maintenance on your roof. Without regular maintenance, you’ll need to replace the entire structure, which is not the best-case scenario. But how do you know when your roof needs to be maintained and what needs to be done? We’ve got you covered. Here are 7 sure ways to know your roof needs some urgent repair work.

1. Storm Damage

Storm damage presents itself in a variety of different ways. After you’ve experienced a hectic storm in your area, it’s a good idea to call a certified roofing contractor in to come and check on things. Even if you don’t think there is any damage, a contractor will be able to give you the “okay” or tell you exactly what needs to be fixed and what’ll happen if it isn’t. Storm damage can cause a combination of a number of other things on this list, so keep that in mind as you continue reading.

2. Damaged Shingles

Shingles are a lightweight, affordable and durable form of roof covering, and as such are an incredibly popular option. Once they start to deteriorate it can result in a number of issues for your home. You can actually see if you have any shingles missing just by looking up at your room. If you see shingles that look cracked, damaged, that are curling, or if they’re just completely missing, it’s time to call in a specialist. Also, keep an eye out for any pieces that might have fallen off and are in your gutters. These need to be removed as they can cause further damage to your roof by flooding your gutter.

3. Leaks

A leaking roof is an obvious, visible problem. Leaks can occur when the roof has lost its waterproofing in one area (due to age and poor maintenance), or if the roof has sustained damage from something falling on it. When it rains, if you hear any dripping, be sure to catch the problem while it is still in its infancy by identifying where the dripping is coming from. Go up into your attic during or just after it rains and look for any dripping that is coming from the roof. A contractor can’t be there when it rains, so pinpointing where the leak is coming from yourself goes a long way to fixing the issue.

4. Water Damage

Leaks that are left alone can turn into water damage which is a much more severe issue. Water damage can be caused by rain, as well as broken, leaking pipes in your walls. Mysterious water stains appearing on the ceiling, or streaks down the walls are typical indications of untreated leaks. The issue will not go away and the discoloration will get worse with time. Water damage has the potential to be quite dangerous and can lead to the growth of unseen mold that could be harmful to your health.

5. Mold, Mildew, And Algae

When you see mold, mildew, and algae forming on your roof or your ceiling and walls, it’s a sure sign that you need some help. Mold and mildew emit an odor that smells musky and can cause issues to your home and health. These three thrive in damp, humid conditions and eat in your home.

6. A Sagging Roof

A sagging roof is a sure sign that your roof needs to be replaced. Take a look at the roofline and if it looks slanted you need to get someone in to come and take a look at what is going on. It could be a framing issue, or it could be something more serious. When you leave this for too long it could result in the roof collapsing completely.

7. Increased Energy Bill

When your roof is in poor condition it can lead to your energy bill going up. In the summer it can cause excess heat to come in, meaning you need to spend more money on cooling, while in the winter heat is lost, causing you to spend more money on heating. The inability of the roof to insulate your home, and control the temperature causes you to overuse your system and even damage it. Energy prices are rising as it is, you don’t need your roof to drive up your energy bill even more. It could be as simple as replacing the insulation, or it could go as far as needing your entire roof to be replaced.

Hiring an accredited roofing contractor to see your roof is important. It saves you money in the long run as well as keeps your home safe and secure. By identifying these issues in their infancy you can keep your roof in good health and that energy bill down to where it should be.

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