When it comes to repairing or replacing your roof, you should not wait too long. Putting off roof repair can lead to a number of significant problems that can be time consuming and costly, not to mention the damage that it can cause to your home. It is important that you regularly inspect your roof and keep an eye out for any signs or problems in order to detect and treat them early. Below are four common signs that your roof needs a repair or replacement.
Leaks in your home are a big sign that your roof may need to be replaced. Even the smallest of leaks can lead to big problems such as structural damage, mould and rotted framing, so you will want to tackle leaks as early as possible. Even a little bit of moisture in your roof can lead to a more serious issue. Signs to look out for include mildew, mould, water stains or, more seriously, pooling water.
The top of your roof should follow a straight line along the ridge. If you notice sagging, this is a sure sign that you need a new roof.
From the outside of your house, you may not notice any sagging. You should always check inside your roof, however, as sagging can be an indication of structural damage. Generally, roofing sagging is caused by exposure to water; it can also be caused by extremely cold weather (for example, the heavy weight of snow on a roof) and improper installations. In the worst case scenario, your roof may collapse if sagging is not detected early which is why you should regularly check your roof to treat the problem as early as possible.
Light coming in through the roof
If you see light coming in from your roof, this could be an indication that there are holes or cracks in your roof. Have a look in your attic on a bright day with the lights turned off. If you can see exterior light shining through, this is a sign that your roof needs to be repaired.
Take a good look at the exterior of your roof. If you notice that any of your shingles are damaged or missing, this is another indication that your roof needs repairing. Look out for shingles that are dented, cracked or that have missing granules. Also look out for shingles that have curling edges or corners. If you notice just a few damaged or missing shingles, you should be able to have them easily replaced. If the problem stretches over multiple shingles, however, and it appears to be a widespread problem, you may need your whole roof replaced.
For over half a century, AD Booth & Sons Ltd have been providing roofing services across Staffordshire. Whether you are looking for roof maintenance or need a complete roof overhaul, our experienced and professional team are here to help, ensuring that your roof is always in top condition. For more information about our roofing services, visit our website today.