Water Damage, Roof Replacement, And You

Is Your Home Screaming For A New Roof? Let's Find Out

One of the most important parts of your home is the roof. Without a quality roof on your home, you could have water coming inside and that water can ruin building materials and cause mold to grow. You can also end up with a lot of lost heat during the winter because of tiny holes or cracks in the roof that allow the heat to escape. As you can imagine, it is very important for you to make sure that your roof is in good shape and when it isn't, you want to know right away so you can call for a new roof. Here are some of the signs that it is time for roofing replacement: 

Shingles Are Starting To Go Missing

Take a few moments to get a close look at the shingles on your roof. If you need to, you can climb a ladder to get a closer look. If you do not have a tall enough ladder or you are afraid of heights, you can use a pair of binoculars or even your smartphone to get a closer look at the shingles. To use your smartphone, simply open the app like you want to take a picture and zoom in until you can see the shingles better. If you notice that there are multiple shingles missing from your roof, you will want to call to set up an appointment to discuss getting a new roof put on your home.

You See Water Marks On The Ceiling

Even if your roof looks great from the outside, it could still be in desperate need of a replacement. If you are inside of your home and you notice that there are water spots starting to form along your ceiling, it is probably time for a new roof. The roofing contractor will need to not only replace the shingles, but they may need to cut and replace sections of wood as well. This is to stop more water from entering your home and ruining your ceilings.

Now that you have a better idea of when it is time to replace your roof, you will want to check out the current condition of your roof. If you are not noticing any problems at the moment, count yourself lucky. However, you will want to continue to take a close look at the condition of your residential roof every couple of months. This way, when problems begin to develop, you will quickly know about them and can then contact a roofing company for assistance.