Most people keep on ignoring the roof above their heads until it starts to leak. One should not wait until the roof is leaking through the ceiling to start getting a bucket and pay attention to it. There are many signs that the roof will give, and considering them will show that it’s time for one to plan for a roof replacement or installing a new one. Below is a compilation of some signs that show a roof needs to be replaced.

Curled, Absent, and Cracked Shingles

These are indications that a roof’s shingle is nearing the end of its lifespan. If this is observed, it is an indication that it needs a replacement. Although in some cases, this is hard to note.

Dark, Wet, and Dirty Shingles

If one notices that their shingles are allowing moisture to be trapped, then it means that they are not performing the duty. They should also keep in mind that the wetness they are seeing may not be right under the offending shingle because water runs downhill.

Shingle Granules In The Gutters

Composite shingles always shed their granules when their time is almost over. Oftenly, these granules find their way to the gutter, and they seem blackish with coarse sand.

Wear and Tear Around Objects and Openings

Deterioration is observed around vents, chimneys, pipes, and any other object that penetrates the roof. Fixes can be confined to these places if they occur.

Blistering and Peeling of Exterior Paint

Paint may peel or blister in a place where it is poorly ventilated and where moisture or humidity can build up near the roofline. Attic is a good example.

Staining on Walls or Interior Ceiling

Water stains walls and ceiling. Most of these stains are caused by the underlayment of the roof if it allows moisture into the house, leading to wall staining. Roof replacement may solve this problem.

Leak After a Rainstorm In The Attic

Whenever there is a rainstorm and a leak in the attic, it may take just some flashing replacement, roof underlayment, but if the cause is porous underlayment, then a roof replacement is necessary.

Sagging Roof Deck.

When one notices that the decking or maybe the rafters in the attic are sagging instead of remaining straight, that may be because they are wet from leaking moisture. If this is localized, then one may be able to bypass a complete roof replacement.

Outside Light in The Attic Leaking

If one visits the attic and notes light streams coming in, then just know that water can also leak through the same opening. Checking the shingles to ascertain whether they need replacement is vital.

High Energy Bill

If there is a spike in the air conditioning, the cool or warm air may leak through the roof. Addressing this ventilation issue in the attic can see a drop in these bills.

These few tips may keep one on guard when it comes to roofing maintenance and care. Always paying attention to these signs saves you time, money, and dignity.


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