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#HomeownerResponsability

Signs you need a new roof (2021)

Take precaution before the damage increases.

Most homeowners aren't aware they are living under a faulty roof until a leak happens and water is pouring into their home causing devaluation and lots of money in damage. 

 

Roof leaks are one of the most obvious signs your roof is on its way out. To check for roof leaks, go up to your attic regularly, preferably right after a rainfall. Look closely for any signs of water intrusion, as serious leaks in your home are most likely to originate here. 

 

Checking the outside of your roof for ice dams is also crucial. Ice dams form when the snow of your roof melts, runs down to the eaves and freezes up again. As water continues to run down the roof and encounter the ice dam, it may begin to run under your shingles and possibly make its way into your home.

 

If the leaks are confined to a certain area on your roof, you may not need a complete roof replacement, but in any case, you should not hesitate to call a professional to inspect it. Putting off roof repairs may cause the problem to become more serious and require more extensive and costly repairs. Keep in mind that professional roofers tend to offer affordable roof inspections.

 

  • Are your neighbors getting new roofs?  neighborhoods are usually built around the same time meaning that your home and your neighbor's home should be around the same age. If they are experiencing problems, you might be in risk of doing the same.
  • Cupped or curled shingle edges.
  • Missing Granules / Cracked shingles
  • Old and worn out looking shingles.
  • Dark Spots (moss):  Algae in the air sometimes finds living conditions on your roof causing dark spots that could lead to rotting or decaying of your roofing system.
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Lifted shingles can help water penetrate your home.

The longer you wait, the greater the damage can be. Waiting too long to contact a roofing company can result in serious dollars of damaged goods.

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Lifted shingles can help water penetrate your home.

The longer you wait, the greater the damage can be. Waiting too long to contact a roofing company can result in serious dollars of damaged goods.

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Moss = Mess

Algae can grow and grow and before you know it, your entire roof is covered in moss. Algae can also penetrate your shingles and reach your decking structure causing decay and a weakened decking system, putting your family's safety at risk.

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