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There are several factors that can place your roof and subsequently the structural integrity of your home at risk. Things like inclement weather, severe temperatures and of course aging, are all contributing factors to the wear and tear of your roof. A damaged shingle from Hail or Wind, and even those that have thinned out due to heavy sun exposure can result in water coming into your home.
Routine checks are the homeowners best defense to stopping minor problems from morphing into major, more expensive replacements. Far too often homeowners catch the damage once it has turned into an ugly brown spot on the ceiling of their home. So when is it time to replace you're roof? and what are the signs that you need to do something about it?
LOOK IN YOUR GUTTERS-
A tall tale sign that your roof might need to be replaced can be found inside your gutters. Asphalt from your shingles slowly detach overtime and make their way into the bed of the gutters. As the asphalt granules coat the inside of the gutter, they prevent proper water drainage that results in gutters looking saggy and bloated. During our inspection we make a point to look to ensure that no abnormal amount of Asphalt granules are siting in the bed of the gutters.
The distortion of shingles in a way that they look is another indicator that you might need a new roof. Shingles that appear to be bent, twisted or curled have been exposed to excess moisture and may lead to leaking and inadequate protection to your home. Curled shingles can also be a sign of improper ventilation in the attic space of your home. Leave the inspection of curled shingles to professional. Damaged shingles are frail and break off during physical examinations.
WATER INSIDE OF YOUR HOME.
As previously mentions, the presence of brown water spots inside the home is when most home owners realize that their roof needs to be examined. By this time, the damage to your roof has probably turned from a simple repair to possibly a full replacement. Watch for dark brown or yellow stain on your ceiling. Specifically watch for those that change shapes or increase in circumference. Water damage inside the home is caused by a damage roof, and can potentially place the structural integrity of your home at risk.