10 Signs You Need a New Roof or Repair

Are you in need of a roof repair? Let’s find out!

A damaged or leaky roof can do some serious damage to your entire home. Water seeping in through roof leaks can damage your ceiling, walls, and structural support along with your home’s foundation. Mold, mildew, moss, algae, and fungus that grow within damp environments not only can damage your roof, but also cause health issues. It is best to react swiftly to warning signs. Here are 10 signs that you need a new roof or repair:

  1. Water leakage

    Among all the roof problems, the most common warning sign is water leakage that usually appears in the attic or in ceilings of rooms below the attic space.

  2. Water stains or sagging ceilings

    Typically, rainwater accumulates under shingles, making them curl, blister and crack. Water stains or sagging ceilings in your home should be taken very seriously.

  3. Loose, broken or missing shingles

    Shingles usually get displaced because of heavy winds and constant rainstorms. If your home has a Cedar Shake Roof, you should check for the similar signs of broken, missing and cracked cedars.

  4. Wet dark spots

    Look for wet dark spots in wood. However, if the spots appear to be dry and hard, it may be an old problem that has already been fixed.

  5. Rusty metal or loose shingles

    Rusty metal or loose shingles in places where a vertical side of the house meets the roof also represents an active sign of a roof problem.

  6. Dark scraps

    Dark patches on asphalt shingles indicate the requirement of a professional roofer to assess for possible damage.

  7. Large amounts of granules

    Granule chunks flowing into the rain gutters point out that the granular coating on a roof is quickly failing, which may lead to a leaky roof. The granules break down from the asphalt shingles, leaving your roof prone to further expensive damages.

  8. Damaged flashing

    These signs occur when your metal flashing material gets cracked or bent. It normally happens because of improper installation or drying and cracking on an older roof.

  9. Algae staining and moss

    Algae stain is a discolored blemish occurring on your roof. While the algae alone does not ruin a roof, but it will often allow moss to grow. When moss is removed from the roof, it washes out the asphalt granules with it and shortens the life of the roof.

  10. Dripping sounds

    Have you heard the sound of dripping water in your home? If yes, then a professional roofing contractor should be called upon to check on your roof and attic.

In cases of severe damage from rotting and deterioration, you should consider the option of investing in an entirely new roof.

If you come across any of these signs, immediately contact us at 1-888-618-3271 or click here to Request a Free Estimate.

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