The majority of homeowners don't think about contacting roofing contractors until they begin to notice a leak in their home. Unfortunately, by the time a leak is noticeable, it has generally already caused significant damages to the structural elements of the home, such as the support beams. To prevent this type of extensive damage, it is important for homeowners to be aware of any changes to their roof and contact a roofing contractor as soon as possible. Here are four signs that it's time to contact a roofing company.
1. Visible Algae
One of the most common problems with roofs that have asphalt shingles is a buildup of algae on the shingles. When algae is allowed to remain in place for a long period of time it begins to spread, breaking down the components that make up the shingles, which causes significant damages to the structure of the shingles. Asphalt shingles that are compromised due to algae buildup will allow moisture to get into the attic, which can cause extensive damage to the inside of your home.
2. Buckling and Curling
A sure sign that it's time to start contacting roofing contractors is blistering and/or buckling on the roof. If you notice asphalt shingles that are curling, it generally means the shingles have become warped and brittle, which prevents them from protecting your home against the elements. Buckling and curling shingles can cause significant leaking in several areas. If the roof is more than ten years old, there have been significant hail storms or wind storms in the area or if you visibly see buckling and curling shingles, it is important to have the roof inspected as soon as possible.
3. Damages from Termites
Although most people don't think about calling a roofing service when they have termites, the wood paneling and support beams under the asphalt shingles are at risk of termite damage. If you notice signs of a possible termite infestation, such as sawdust in the attic, it is essential that contact a pest control company first to inspect and rid your home of the termites, and then contact a local roofing contractor to inspect for damages to the roof resulting from the termites.
4. Loose Shingles
Loose shingles may be the result of age or heavy storms. If you notice loose shingles, it is critical that you have the entire roof inspected by a local roofing contractor to determine if there are additional shingles that may have come off, but aren't in immediate view. Loose and torn shingles are the quickest way for leaks to start, which can cause significant damage to the structure of your home.
The structure of your home depends on the quality of your roof, so to ensure your roof is doing what it is intended to do, it is important to have routine inspections of the roof. Many asphalt roofing services offer routine maintenance inspections for a significantly lower cost than what it would cost to replace your roof as well as the cost to replace the items in your home that were damaged from a leaky roof.
For more information, contact a company like Solis Roofing Contractors.Share
17 June 2018
When I married my husband 10 years ago, I agreed to move into the ranch home he already owned. Initially, we planned to live in this house for five years and then after a few years of marriage we wanted to buy our dream home. After our wedding, many things in our lives changed. We both got different jobs. And we decided to transform the house my husband owned when we married into our forever home. To accomplish this task, we have begun a major renovation project. The first job on our list was a new roof. On this blog, I hope you will discover the best types of roofs to install on a brick home.