Whether you’ve recently been hit by severe weather or just replacing an aging roof, the important part is not ignoring the telltale signs of roof damage. The roof is one of the most essential parts of your home—not only does it protect you, your belongings, and the structure, but a properly installed roof also reduces energy costs and keeps you comfortable throughout the seasons. Continue reading to learn more about spotting the signs of a damaged roof.
First, check your roof to see if the shingles are lying flat. If you notice any bulging, buckling, or curling, it’s time to schedule a roofing repair. Not only are damaged shingles unappealing, but they will eventually welcome roof leaks. Avoid a total roof replacement while you can and replace the loose or damaged shingles.
Don’t mistake the dark streaks on your roof for dirt, it’s oftentimes moss, lichen, or algae. But moss and mildew growth may not mean you’re in need of a total roof replacement—check with a professional to see if it’s something that can be scraped off with a stiff brush, or if you’re dealing with something bigger.
Severe weather can loosen shingles, leaving your roof prone to water damage. And water damage isn’t the only concern you need to look out for. If your roof begins to lose granules, the sun will no longer be deflected off your home and lead to higher energy bills as you attempt to keep your interior cool this summer.
Stains on the walls and ceilings indicate a leaky roof, which should be addressed immediately. What you might see as a tiny leak can quickly turn into something bigger and end up destroying your insulation—costing you more money in the future.
While walking around your property, check for drooping or sagging in your roof. This most likely means your roof may have spots of rot—brought on by trapped moisture underneath the shingles. Not only does pooling water weaken the structural integrity of your roof, but it also acts as a breeding ground for mold and mildew.
Keep the roof over your head in pristine condition with the help of Superior Builders Inc. By repairing or replacing your roof, you’ll both increase your home’s curb appeal and ensure the safety of your family and your belongings. Contact the professionals at Superior Builders Inc. to schedule your free estimate, today.