Checking the roof is not an easy task because of its location; that is why most homeowners do not know that they need a new roof until they carry out an inspection or notice certain signs. In most cases, by the time certain damages are spotted, it is already too late to make the necessary repairs.
Although replacing a roof can be expensive, the cost of a new roofing cannot compare to the damages leaving a damaged roof can cause. However, it is important to make sure that your home is both comfortable and safe for your family.
To protect your family and property, here are the infallible signs that you need a new roofing:
- Water Damage, Leaks, and Sagging
The best place to assess the condition of your roof for sagging, leaks, and water damage is the loft or attic that is where you will spot signs such as watermarks and stains on the ceiling, wall, and roof. Dark trails or areas are a sign that mold has formed on the affected areas and the structures might be rotting.
In addition, you can notice leaks and water damage on the floor as water patches. Dry patches show old leaks and stains while fresh water leaks are a sign of new damage. Sagging implies that the roof’s structure has caved in having been exposed to water that resulted in moisture that weaken the area.
- Probing Light
Light coming in from the roof indicates that there is a hole or crack in your roof and it needs an immediate fix. Have a roofing contractor inspect the roof to decide if repairs will be enough or a replacement is already needed. Do not ignore small rays of light, it may be a sign of a bigger problem.
- Mold and Moss Growth
If your roof has been exposed to frequent moisture and cold, moss and mold can grow and damage the structure of the roof. If the situation is left untreated for a long time, the roof’s underlay will rot and weaken the foundation of the roofing.
- Age of the Roof
The age of your roof will impact the extent of the damage that can happen to the roofing depending on the material used. There is no actual age prescribed for replacing your roofing but if the house is old, you most likely need to replace the roofing.
If you are not sure if you need a new roof, contact specialists at the The Blue Roof Company for a roof health check and/or a new roof, if necessary. For a simple 15 minute inspection, you can rest assured that you know the condition of your roof… and the safety of your family.
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