Without noticeable damage, most of us never really check our roofs regularly. It’s one of those things on a house that age slowly; over time, it can be easy to forget about it. If you start to notice discoloration on the ceilings in your home, then the damage has been done. At Miller Custom Exteriors, we want to help you before your roof reaches this point. Here are some signs to look for to tell if your home needs a new roof.
If you notice that you have missing shingles on your roof, then it is time to get it replaced. Over time wind, rain, and constant weather wears down your shingles. Letting missing shingles go can cause the wood of your roof to rot, making this a bigger deal and more expensive job than if you were to have just fixed the issue.
If you have curling shingles, this is a good indicator of heat and moisture damage on them. This can also cause huge issues regarding rot and the overall health of your roof, so you must get it fixed as soon as possible.
When checking your roof, checking for clogged gutters is essential. Gutters are important in keeping water and moisture away from your home. If your gutters are clogged, there is more of a chance for standing water. The second thing you can look for is broken or missing flashing. Flashing is what keeps water from getting underneath your shingles. It would be best to watch for peeled, rusted, or missing flashing around chimneys, vent pipes and anywhere between roof parts. If this is not fixed, it will let water directly into your home and cause damage not only to your roof but the structure of your home as well.
Water damage can bring much deterioration and destruction to whatever it affects. It is often only easy to find if you go looking for it. If you find any moss or mold growth on your roof, then there is a massive chance that moisture has gotten into the layers of your roof, causing it to rot from the inside out. If this happens, you will want to get your roof replaced, but also check the structure of your home for any additional damage.
Save yourself time and money by checking your roofing system regularly. If you do notice that there is something wrong with your roofing, call Miller Custom Exteriors at 330-695-4905. You can visit our website to see what other services we provide our customers. We can replace your roof and do it right the first time, so you can have peace of mind that your home is well protected.