The roof is one of the essential parts of the house, and sometimes, it is one of the most overlooked. The roof shields you from harsh weather conditions such as rain, snow, and too much heat from the sun. It keeps you and your family warm at night and shelters you from the outside buzz. Without a roof, your house will look like just a combination of walls, floors, furniture, and other construction materials, which are all exposed.
You must always inspect and do a regular round check on your roof to ensure that you can deal with minor issues and prevent them from more damage. Here are the signs that you can look for to determine if you need a new roof when checking your roof.
When your roof is sagging, this tells you that you have problems with the structure or you might have deteriorated the roof structure. It is a hint that you don’t have enough space or insufficient bracing in your roof structure. If you notice this, you have to contact your trusted roof contractor to check and fix your roof.
Damaged Roof Flashing
Flashing is necessary to the overall structure of your roof as it functions as security in between your roofing materials. It also serves as a preventive tool for keeping water and other debris from your roofing system. If your flashing is crooked, ejected, or damaged, it will allow water to seep through and build up due to the seal being broken. If you notice these issues, you must repair the roof immediately.
If you notice dark marks caused by existing microorganisms such as molds and algae, you have issues with moisture in your roof. Algae or mold growing on your roof, ceiling, or wall is caused by deposits of moisture. Moisture is one of the enemies, especially if your house is made of wooden materials. This problem will lead to rot and eventually to structural deterioration. Inspect your attic and ceilings for signs of moisture leakage and seek help from your trusted roofing contractor.
Do you know the materials and properties of your roof? Every type of roof material you have has a varying lifespan, which also depends on the environmental and weather conditions; just like humans, roof ages. Chipped and missing shingles are also aging warning signs.
Few shingles missing does not automatically mean that you need a roof replacement. It depends on how many broken and missing shingles are pulled from your roof. If there are many missing shingles, this will allow water to penetrate through the roofing system and cause potential damage to the wood below. Eventually, it will damage your overall roof if will not be fixed immediately.
No Professional Roof Inspection
The recommended roof inspection, tailored by the National Roofing Contractors Association (NCRA), is a bi-annual spot-check. They also recommend an inspection after intense weather hits apart from the bi-annual inspection. They will check for bald spots, missing or curling shingles, loose materials around your pipes, shingle scrubs in the gutter, and soft spots in your roof’s interior, which is caused by rotting plywood. In addition, your roof must undergo an inspection every three years on top of the bi-annual inspection. In this way, you are always on the lookout for minor issues and be responsible for preventive measures.
Do You Need a New Roof?
Fahey Roofing + Contracting has the experienced and skilled contractors you need to help you with any necessary roof repairs and roof replacement. We serve various areas in West Virginia and Ohio. Visit our website today at www.faheyroofingcontractors.com or contracts us at (304) 826-1323 for West Virginia or (740) 523-0380 for Ohio to learn more.