A beautiful home is only as good as the strength of its roof. The roof protects the interior of your home from damage and adds an aesthetic appeal to the exterior. You must maintain your roof to keep it in its best shape.
Regular inspections can help you identify and rectify problems on your roof. Here are some signs you need to repair your roof.
1. Light in the Attic and Stains on the Ceiling
If you see light coming through the roof of your attic, you need to repair your roof. That light indicates a gaping hole (or holes) in it. You can incur more damage to your roof if you don't fix the problem immediately.
Water stains on the ceiling are also a telltale sign of holes in your roof that need immediate attention. You might also notice some rot on the plywood under your roof caused by the locked moisture. They are noticeable when your roof starts to sag. Depending on the extent of damage on your roof, you might have to replace the shingles or rotten wood.
Contact a residential roof repair company to get professionals to fix your roof.
2. Visible Damage on the Shingles and Granule Deposits in the Gutters
Cracked, curled, or missing shingles are another sign that you need to repair your roof. They indicate that your shingles have outlived their life span, and it's time to get a new roof. You can inspect the roof yourself or hire a professional to do it. Depending on the assessment report, you can repair or replace the entire roof.
If you have an asphalt or composite roof, it's normal to find granule deposits in your gutter, especially after a rainstorm. However, large deposits are a red flag showing that your roof has extensive shedding and wear and tear.
Granule deposits look like black sand but with larger particles. They indicate aging shingles or extensive damage caused by hailstorms. Once you notice these deposits, you know it's time to call a residential roof repair expert.
3. Green Spots on the Roof
Green spots on your roof could be moss which grows on damp areas. You can spot these spots, especially if part of the roof is under a tree. The moss is an indicator of trapped moisture on it.
Other indicators of too much moisture on your roof include:
- Rotting plywood
- Wet spots and puddles in the house
- Mold and mildew
- Blistering or peeling paint
You can use a stiff brush to remove the moss on your roof and inspect the extent of the damage. Signs of rot are your cue to repair it.
Contact a local roofing service to learn more.