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Roof Repair & Replacement

Warning Signs You Need Roof Repair & Replacement

Your roof is the main thing that separates you from the sky above. So, it is vital that you ensure that your roof is in tip-top shape. But, to the untrained eye, understanding the signs of roof wear and tear can be tricky. Not sure if your roof needs some work? Below are some handy tips on how to tell if you need roof repair and replacement.

Damaged shingles

A major sign of an ailing roof is shingle damage. Check for missing, cracked, curled, or buckling shingles. Also, if you notice that some shingles are losing granules, it could mean it is time for roof repair. A few damaged shingles can easily be replaced. But a widespread problem signals that you need a roof replacement.

Sagging roof deck

Inspect the decking and rafters to ensure they are straight. If they appear to be sagging downward, it could be an indicator of a rotting or leaking problem. Any flagging issues need to be addressed as soon as possible to avoid a complete roof replacement.

Daylight shining through roof boards

Your roof is designed to protect you from all the elements, including sunlight. To check if your roof has holes, go in the attic on a sunny day. If you see beams of light shining through, you will need to get in touch with a trained advisor to assess the damage.

Leaking issues

Leaking is a clear sign of roof damage. But, unfortunately, many moisture issues can be tough to spot until some major damage has already occurred. Check your attic and crawl spaces for signs of moisture, including mold, mildew, stains, and pooling water. Even the smallest trickle can turn into a serious problem over time. So, make sure to discuss any leaks you discover with your roof repair and replacement specialist.

Clogged gutters

Your gutters could hold the key to a roofing problem. If you discover granules, sludge, or pieces of shingles in your rain gutters, it could be indicators of a deteriorating roof. The next time you are cleaning them out, check for signs of debris.

Old age

Do you know how old your roof is? Most roofs typically last between 20 and 25 years. Decades of exposure to the elements, rain, UV rays, heavy winds, and snow can take a toll on the health of your roof.  If your roof is past its prime, it might be time to replace it.

Getting the jump on roof issues now can help you avoid major problems down the road. If you do come across any roof concerns, don’t wait too long to get a roof repair or replacement. Roof damage can lead to a gamut of structural problems, costing you major expenses and hassles.

If you have any questions about roof repair and replacement, contact Komo Roofing today!

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