There are some important signs to look for that will help you determine the overall health of your roof. If you are seeing one or more of these signs, it is time to call in a trusted contractor and make sure that your home is protected.
As the materials in your roof age, wear, and experience storm damage, water can begin to seep under the shingles and find its way into your home. In some cases, small leaks can be repaired with a patch, but you will want to have the leak addressed immediately to prevent more damage. Multiple leaks throughout the house are a good sign that it is time for a total roof replacement.
1. Water Damage
If water is getting into your home, you might not notice drips or puddles. Water damage can also look like water spots on the ceiling and streaks and stains down your walls. Of course, this could also be the result of a burst pipe or a leaking appliance. Either way, you will need to get it checked out.
2. Sagging Roofline
Your roofline should be completely straight. A sagging or dipping roofline could mean that the roof deck under the shingles has become saturated with water. As you can imagine, this is a major problem and could result in a collapsed roof.
3. Missing or Curling Shingles
Shingles are your first line of defense, so if they are missing, cracked, loose, curling, or otherwise damaged, this spells trouble. In addition, if you notice roof debris in your gutters, it is an indication the granules are breaking down and the shingles need to be replaced.
While roofs are designed to last, they do have a set lifespan and require repairs and replacement. Fortunately, Gerald Jones Company can provide you with the best roof inspection, repair, and replacement services, all for affordable prices. Call us today to get started on your roof project.