3 Signs Your Roof Needs to be Replaced
February 18, 2013 at 4:21 AM
A homeowner should give their roof a quick inspection twice a year in order to stay on top of any needed repairs, but in some cases, the entire roof will need to be replaced. Some roofs need to be replaced due to extensive storm damage or even just the age of the roof will play a factor. (No matter the reason, call H & S Roofing and Gutter for an expert opinion if your roof needs to be repaired or replaced. H & S Roofing and Gutter has been serving the Charlotte, NC area since 1939. (Click here for a Free Estimate.)
The following are the top 3 signs that your roof may need to be replaced:
You can see outside light showing from the roof when you’re in the attic
During daylight hours, go up into the attic of your home, and do not turn on any interior lights. If you see shafts of light coming through the roof, that means there may be holes in it, and the rotted sections of the roof or the entire roof may need to be repaired or replaced.
You find dark spots, trails, signs of water damage and a sagging roof deck when doing an interior inspection
Again, while you’re up in the attic doing your roof inspection, look for signs of water damage like trails of water, wood rot, dark spots, peeling or bubbling paint and a roof deck that’s sagging. The roof deck is the roofing material layer that’s found between your rafters or trusses and the weatherproofing layers of the roof system. When this layer looks warped, crooked, or saggy, it means that the exterior part of the roof system isn’t doing its job correctly and is letting in the elements. Remember, water damage can still occur even if the roof doesn’t have a visible hole; that’s why it’s so important to look for water damage even if you don’t see any outside light coming in through the roof.
You find smooth shingles, missing shingles, damaged shingles or mossy, moldy shingles during an outside inspection of the roof
When roof shingles lose their granular coating, they will absorb water rather than repel it. This can lead to structural damage if ignored. Even if there’s no rain, the shingles can crack and shrink and possibly blow off during high winds, exposing the interior of your home to damage from the elements. Moldy, mossy shingles also indicate that water is accumulating in an area rather than being repelled.
If you have any of the signs above, please call H & S Roofing and Gutter immediately at (704) 334-9934 for a free roofing estimate. Our knowledgeable team will come out and inspect your roof for any signs of damage, and give you a professional appraisal of your roof system.