Roofs are one of the most important structural components of your house or any other property. They offer a cozy and protective environment, safe from external weather and other potentially damaging factors.
This is why it is important to take care of the roof. Routine inspections and other maintenance procedures can help ensure a long lasting roof.
However, even with proper maintenance, a roof can show signs of aging, with time. It is important to know that every type of roof has a life span, after which, it must be replaced.
How would we know when it’s time to replace the roof? These signs will let you know:
1. Curling shingles
Shingles may curl two different ways. Cupping occurs when edges turn upwards; clawing occurs when edges are flat but the mid section of shingles start coming up.
Both cupping and clawing are signs of weathering. This can potentially result in leaks. If a huge area or several small portions throughout the roof show curling, you need to replace the roof.
2. Missing shingles
A few missing shingles can be easily replaced without affecting the function of the roof. The problem is that it may be difficult to find matching shingles.
Colors of shingle granules have changed significantly in the past few years. Furthermore, color of existing roof shingles may have changed due to weathering too.
In addition, shingle patching can only be done up to a certain limit. If there are a lot of shingles missing, it is better to replace them all.
3. Sagging roof
If the roof is sagging, it’s time to call our New York roofing contractors right away!
Sagging roofs indicate structural issues such as problems with decking or with foundation supports. An expert roofer will tell you if the problem is contained to a small area, and if it can be remedied. If it is spread to a larger area, the roof will need to be replaced.
But if you don’t take action now, it will only get worse.
4. Punctures and other problems
If you see sunlight from the attic, it’s not a good sign. If light can penetrate, so can cold air, rain, snow and pretty much everything the wind carries.
Check for water stains. If you find any, call our NY roofing company. Water stains are signs of active leaks which must be fixed immediately.
If there are numerous leaks, it can deteriorate the roof before you are even aware of the problem. Our expert contractors will let you know if the damage is severe and the roof must be replaced to protect it from serious situations.
Notice any of these problems with your roof? Our professional roofers can help repair and replace the roof!
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