Waiting too long to get a roof repair or a roof replacement can lead to much bigger and expensive problems. If you’re experiencing any of the problems listed below, contact a professional roofing contractor to get a proper roof inspection.
Indication of Moisture
Moss and algae thrive in shaded environments, especially those in cool, moist climates. They usually grow on roofs that don’t get much sunlight. While it may just seem like a cosmetic issue, moss actually absorbs moisture from the surrounding environment. This means the plants are holding moisture against the surface of your roof, which can lead to a leak. Another sign of potential water damage is sagging. If part of your roof seems to be drooping or sagging in some areas, this could be a sign of trapped moisture, which in turn causes your roof to rot.
Make sure to inspect your roof carefully and proceed with getting repair work done such as roof waterproofing or roof moss removal.
In order to prevent potential water damage, keep an eye on your shingles. Are they lying flat against the roof? Cracked, buckling, or damaged shingles are all signs that you need a roof repair or, if the damage is widespread, need a total roof replacement.
Keep an eye out for shingles that are curling at the corners or edges, are cracked or broken, or even have missing granules. If you spot any damage, make sure to contact a roofing contractor and get a roof inspection.
Let the Light In (And Your AC/Heat Out)
Take a peek into your dark attic on a bright day. Is sunlight coming in through the roof? This could be a sign of a cracked or damaged roof. Another way to ascertain if your roof has any holes or cracks is to check your energy bill. If you’ve been receiving high energy bills, your roof might be to blame. Air conditioning and heat can leak out through holes and cracks in your roof. As a result, your HVAC system then has to work harder to keep your home at the desired temperature, thereby costing you more.