Know When Your Roof Should Be Repaired Or Replaced

8 June 2023
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The key to keeping a roof around for a long time is to make sure it receives maintenance, but many homeowners are guilty of not doing so. The point of occasional maintenance is to catch small problems so they can be nipped in the bud before becoming worse. Taking care of the initial problem right away is less expensive than severe roof damage developing and causing the need for new roof construction. The most serious aspect of severe roof damage is that it compromises the structural stability of an entire home. If a new roof is needed, it is not wise to delay hiring a roofer to begin the construction process.

There Are No Leaks in the Ceiling

A sign that makes it obvious that the roof might be damaged is when water comes through the ceiling when it rains. When ceilings are leaking water, it is possible that there are holes in the roof deck. However, damaged plumbing lines that are leaking can also lead to water coming through the ceiling. No matter what the cause of the problem may be, it is important to get the roof inspected. In some cases, the plumbing lines and roof could contribute to a ceiling leaking water. If the roof is the culprit, the deck needs to be repaired to stop the leak, but a new roof might be needed.

Granules & Shingles Are on the Ground

Seeing granules and shingles on the ground is the last thing that a homeowner should want to see. In such a scenario, the wind may have uplifted the shingles. With granules on the ground, it could mean that the roof has been in bad shape for a long time and is severely damaged. If granules and shingles are only seen after a storm, it is less likely that the roof is damaged to the point of needing to be replaced. The only way to find out is to get the opinion of a roofer after an inspection is done.

Energy Efficiency Has Been Lowered

Although many things could cause a home to become less energy efficient, the roof is one of them. A severely damaged roof is an easy way for air to come in and out of a home. However, a hole that was made in the deck by pests can also cause such a problem. If there is only one hole in the deck and the majority of the wood is in good condition, repairing the hole might be sufficient. The best way for a homeowner to learn about the condition of their roof is to contact a roofing company. 

Reach out to a local roofing contractor to learn more.