Your roof is one of the most indispensable features of your home. But it often gets overlooked until there's a substantial problem. Avoid costly repairs and lengthy roofing projects by being proactive.
Experts suggest that you should check your entire roof at least once a year. You might also want to inspect it after a significant storm or extreme weather. Look out for these five signs that you need a roof replacement!
Regardless of the material, every roof has a lifespan. Follow this replacement schedule for your roof type:
Keep in mind that the lifespan also depends on the environment. Hot, humid areas might lead to shorter replacement schedules, as will stormy locations. If your roof is reaching the end of its life, contact a roofing contractor to inspect it.
Moss may be beautiful in your garden, but it's a death sentence for your roof. Moss, mold, and other fungi are usually a sign of trapped moisture. And moisture can deteriorate even the healthiest roofs.
If you spot moss growing in shaded areas, sweep it away with a stiff brush. Dark streaks of mold are another issue to keep an eye on. You can opt for a DIY cleaning or contact a roof repair company to check it out.
If you have a shingle roof, inspect the shingles for signs of wear. Curled or buckling shingles might mean they're damaged or no longer properly attached. While a shingle or two doesn't seem like a big deal, it can cause big problems.
Water might be entering your roof through the broken shingles. They can also get picked up by strong winds, creating more deterioration. If you spot a few questionable shingles, get them repaired or replaced by a roofing company.
But it's not always an easy fix. Sometimes the roofers will find that a few broken shingles are actually part of a more extensive problem. There might be water damage or a rotting issue under the shingles.
There's nothing worse than looking at your ceiling and noticing a water stain. It will usually show up as a yellow, brown, or grey mark. You might also spot some peeling paint along the walls.
If you have an attic, inspect your rafters for dampness or leaks. Moisture is a serious threat to the health of your roof. Any of these signals might mean the need for a new roof!
A sagging roof is a clear sign that it needs a replacement as soon as possible. Moisture and rot are the most common culprits of a saggy, slumpy roof. Luckily, it's easy to spot the sag.
Head outside and walk around your home, checking the lines of your roof. Everything should be straight and meet at proper angles. If you notice a dip or curve in the silhouette, you need a professional roofer as soon as possible.
We urge you to inspect your roof for these five surefire signs of damage. If you're unsure how to proceed, consider using a professional roofing company for the inspection. Did you spot a problem?
Get in touch with us to get started on your roof replacement. Douglas Construction is your roofing expert in Atlanta, GA!