IS IT TIME FOR A NEW ROOF?
For any household, having a solid roof is essential for a warm, leakage free and cozy home. Many potential factors can damage the exterior and interior of your roofs. This includes seepages, cracks, harsh weather conditions, etc. Here are a few things that you need to take into consideration to avoid massive damage to your roof.
The Shingles Start To Curl
There are two ways to which shingles can curl, namely, clawing and cupping. In cupping, the edges of the shingles start to turn upwards. In clawing, the edges remain flat, while the middle starts to come up. Both this scenario indicates that the rood is undergoing weathering, where potential leakages may occur anytime soon.
The Shingles Are Cracked or Missing
Due to wind damage, the shingles of your roof can get cracked. If a few shingles get cracked, you can easily replace them. However, if the cracking is not limited to one patch or area, then it is an indicator that your house may need a completely new roof.
While missing shingles are quite common and can easily be replaced, the issue arises when one tries to find a shingle that matches the color of the old shingles. The shingles undergo weathering over the passage of time. Therefore, getting the precise match is difficult, indicating the need for a new roof.
Granules are found in the Sewerage
If you have got a recent installation of an asphalt shingle roof then finding granules in the gutters is nothing to be scared of. However, if you find granules 10 to 15 years after the installation of your roof, be prepared for a serious roofing problem.
The granules prevent the asphalt from the sunlight. So, if the granules start to wear out and the shingles start to bake, you will require re-roofing.
Sunlight is visible from the attic
Visibility of sunlight from the attic is not a good sign for your roof. If light can pass, then snow, air, and rain can also enter your house. Start observing the roof for light and stains of water. If the area with a potential leakage starts to change its size and shape after a few rainfalls, it means that your roof has an active leakage.
The severity of the situation is correlated with the damage done. Therefore, it is advised to request the services of a roofing expert for further diagnosis. Generally, small leakages can be patched easily, but large ones can cause structural damage, making it increasingly important to get the roof replaced at the earliest.
The roof starts to sag
If your roof starts to sag, then it is high time you start panicking. A sagging roof indicates a structural problem. This could be due to poor foundations, or decking in the attic. If such a situation occurs, seek the help of roofing experts and discuss the possibilities of a possible re-roofing procedure.
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