Signs You Need A New Roof

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Let’s be honest: Most of us glamour gals do not give much thought to our roof, do we? After all, it is not like we spend a lot of time up there. However, if you do not keep a check on your roof and the current condition of it, you could end up with a huge repair bill on your hands, which is the last thing that anyone wants.

With that in mind, in this blog post, we are going to take a look at some of the warning signs that indicate you may need a new roof or a repair, which https://www.theroofdoctors.net/nashville-roof-repair/ has a lot of great information on.

What To Look For
 

Interior
The first thing that you need to do is carry out an inspection of the interior of your roof for any warning signs. One indication that there is a problem is if you can see light entering your property from the outside. This indicates that there are cracks and holes in your roof. A secure roof should not allow any let to enter your property.

So, what are some of the other interior signs you should look out for? Well, any leaking or water damage! If you can see water inside of your property, you should take a look at your roof, as water is probably coming in from damaged flashing or tiles.

Other signs include a sagging roof, which could be a clear and severe sign that a new roof is needed, as it indicates structural problems with your building. Dark streaks are worrying too, as this could mean mold is present because of moisture leaking from the roof.

Exterior
You also need to examine the exterior of your roof. Exterior problems could indicate some issues that are not visible from the interior of your home.

One of the first things to look out for is mold, moss, and algae, which are most common in areas that are shaded. This indicates moisture damage to your roof, which can result in rot, which is why you need to act quickly.

Aside from this, damaged tiles are a problem as well. If your tiles are loose, curled, worn, missing, torn, buckling, rotting, or cracking, you need to replace them. In fact, even if your roof is old, i.e. over 20 years old, you should look into some repair or maintenance services, as they don’t last forever!

Other signs to look out for include a sagging roof, as your rood should definitely be level, so this indicates that the structure is compromised and weakened. This is something you need to act on quickly, as the last thing you want is for your roof to collapse.

Finally, if you have lead flashing around the chimneys and vents, insecure guttering, sitting water, or granules in the guttering, action is needed.

So there you have it: the complete guide to the signs and indications that show that there is likely to be something wrong with your roof and action is required.

 

9 comments

  1. Thanks for telling me that light entering our property through our roof is a clear sign that it needs to be installed. We only knew of this when we visited the attic yesterday and I’m afraid that it won’t be enough to protect us just in case a storm visits. It might be better to talk to roofing contractors and see if they can install a new one right away.

  2. Modern roofing materials can last you a lifetime. However, this only applies to roofs that are properly maintained and kept in good condition throughout their service life. If you neglect your roof for years, then you will probably have to dig very deep into your pocket for large-scale repairs
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  3. This is all correct. A little sunlight from the outside means a clear sign that you need roof inspection, prevention is better than cure.

  4. Water intrusion is the main cause of roof failure. Installing a new roof with a reputable company is sooo important. Great article.
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  5. All points stated! From time to time checking all those necessary repairs and clean up is a must. It saves hundred of bucks and prevent further damage in the future. Gotta keep the roof solid and secured that will last long!

  6. Great blog! Don’t let a small spot becomes expensive if you leave it that way. Aside from that, your roof is the most essential part of your house, because it serves as a shield from the danger of different weather. Cheap always become expensive.
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  7. This is all correct. These days I am analyzing that whether I need to re-roof or not and this blog has helped me to make my mind.

  8. This is all correct and water leaks will definitely need attention immediately. Make sure you have someone look at it to ensure you know what is going on with it.
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  9. Nice post! There is huge investment of time and money involved in roofing installation and repairs. Therefore, it is preferable to go for experts who have many years of experience in this industry. Tom and Jerry’s Roofing is one of the trusted companies with 50+ years’ experience in the field. They provide quality service keeping it as economical as possible. Do check their website out.

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