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A Quick Guide To Solving Your Roof Issue

Have you noticed some new dampness in the top corner of your bedroom? Do streaks of water appear in your bathroom when it’s raining? If so, you may have an issue with your roof!

Even a perfectly installed roof will have a lifespan of around 20 years, meaning that if you have bought a previously owned home, you may need to keep an eye out for signs with the shingles or the structural supports.

When you spot issues with your roof, do you need to repair them, or is it worth replacing the entire thing? This article aims to break down issues with a roof that warrant repair and more serious ones that warrant a complete refit. Enjoy!

Missing or Broken Shingles

This is one of the most common roofing issues and can occur due to issues with fasteners or even the shingles themselves. If you see shingles from your roof in your home’s driveway, it is time to contact roofing companies to repair your roof.

Leaks/ Water Damage

Water damage and leaks can cause panic in homeowners. But, in most cases, it is usually linked to missing or broken roof shingles and damp weather, although only a professional can make this determination.

Visible Damage

Roofs are prone to damage simply due to their exposure to the elements. This is especially true if you’re in an area that is prone to bad weather conditions. Even extreme heat in the summer and freezing winters can affect a roof’s structural integrity. Checking it over once every season when you clean your gutters is a good habit to get into, so you can spot any issues early. So, if you spot noticeable damage on your roof, then you will need to call a professional for an assessment. In most cases, all that will be needed is a quick replacement of materials in specific areas rather than replacing the whole roof.

The Roof Is Old

As mentioned before, a roof’s lifespan is 20-30 years, depending on the type of material. If you have a roof nearing this mark, it may be best to have the entire structure replaced for the safety of your home and to prevent any damage to the interior.

Extreme Damage

If a tree smashes through your roof during a storm, it will need to be replaced. Other forms of damage can warrant a full replacement, such as damage to the wooden supports due to rot. Similarly, if you have multiple holes in the roof, rotting wooden supports, and missing shingles or tiles, replacing the entire roof may be more cost-effective and safe, rather than patching multiple holes, which can only be a temporary fix in some circumstances.

This is more common with older roofs that have not been maintained and can signify multiple minor damages to the roof that have accumulated, causing the material that the inner part of the roof is made from to become more porous due to incorrect sealing.

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