When it comes to protecting your family and the assets that are most important to you, risks are something you cannot take. It’s important to know if your roof is still providing adequate protection against the raging north western rain. In this article we will show you the key warning signs that your roof is nearing the end of its useful life as a covering over your home. Having an expert in the roofing industry come out is important, but it’s equally as important for you to be able to catch a problem in your home before it results in thousands of dollars of damage.
In the descriptions below you will get an understanding of damages that occur when the roofing system begins to fail. Once you have determined if your roof is failing you will need to determine whether it needs to be repaired or completely re-roofed. Please do not attempt to repair your roof without first consulting with a professional roofing contractor. It is very possible that there are unseen issues that need to be dealt with that will take a trained eye to discover. Rushing into a repair can end up costing you more money due to needing to repair the roof twice. To learn about 7 roofing danger signals:
Excessive Energy Costs: In warm weather, inadequate ventilation will trap hot air in the attic, causing air conditioning systems to work harder, or leaving your home’s interior hotter and less comfortable.
Attic Ventilation: In both hot and cold weather, insufficient attic ventilation may cause moisture in the attic to become trapped and condense on the rafters. This condensed moisture can drip down onto the insulation and reduce its effectiveness.
Stains on interior ceilings and walls, or mold and mildew growth: Inadequate or faulty shingle underlayment allowing leakage or inadequate ventilation.
Blistering and/or peeling of interior and/or exterior paint: Excessive temperature or high humidity due to poor attic ventilation.
Missing, Cracked or Curled Shingles: Possible cause: Shingles have reached the end of their useful life.
Dark Areas on Your Roof: Environmental pollutants; vegetation, fungus or algae; loss of granules due to age of shingles.
These key danger signs encompass the main areas of concern for you as a home owner. If you are planning to evaluate your roofs contact a professional roofing contractor. Hiring a licensed, bonded and insured roofing contractor will ensure quality and financial protection for your family.We specialize in all types of roofing and have a passion to educate consumers on the latest industry trends and materials. Our website is content rich and designed to help you find information you are looking for concerning roofing materials and systems.
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