Not Sure Your Roof Needs Repairs?
Updated: Aug 23, 2021
Not sure your roof needs repairs? Expanded Roofing & Restoration is here to help! We have made a list of issues that need to be addressed immediately to avoid a complete roof replacement in the long run.
𝟭. 𝗦𝗵𝗶𝗻𝗴𝗹𝗲𝘀 𝘁𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝗮𝗿𝗲 𝗰𝘂𝗿𝗹𝗲𝗱, 𝗰𝗿𝗮𝗰𝗸𝗲𝗱, 𝗼𝗿 𝗮𝗯𝘀𝗲𝗻𝘁. These are signs that the shingles are nearing the end of their useful life. If you notice a lot of curled shingles, you should think about having your roof redone.
𝟮. 𝗦𝗵𝗶𝗻𝗴𝗹𝗲𝘀 𝘁𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝗮𝗿𝗲 𝗱𝗮𝗿𝗸, 𝗱𝗶𝗿𝘁𝘆, 𝗼𝗿 𝗲𝘃𝗲𝗻 𝘄𝗲𝘁. If shingles allow moisture to develop, they are not fulfilling their role. Remember that the moisture may not be just beneath the troublesome shingle. It can even run down in the roof deck causing Mold and other serious problems.
𝟯. 𝗟𝗼𝘁𝘀 𝗼𝗳 𝘀𝗵𝗶𝗻𝗴𝗹𝗲 𝗴𝗿𝗮𝗻𝘂𝗹𝗲𝘀 𝗶𝗻 𝗴𝘂𝘁𝘁𝗲𝗿𝘀 When composite or asphalt shingles begin to wear out, they shed their granules. These particles frequently end up in your gutters. The granules resemble coarse black sand and these mean that your shingles need to be replaced
𝟰. 𝗪𝗲𝗮𝗿 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝘁𝗲𝗮𝗿 𝗮𝗿𝗼𝘂𝗻𝗱 𝗿𝗼𝗼𝗳 𝗼𝗯𝗷𝗲𝗰𝘁𝘀 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗼𝗽𝗲𝗻𝗶𝗻𝗴𝘀. Chimneys, vents, pipes, and other things that pierce your roof are common areas for degradation to begin. Minor repairs are mostly limited to these specific locations only if done in time.
𝟱. 𝗘𝘅𝘁𝗲𝗿𝗶𝗼𝗿 𝗽𝗮𝗶𝗻𝘁 𝘁𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝗶𝘀 𝗯𝗹𝗶𝘀𝘁𝗲𝗿𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗼𝗿 𝗽𝗲𝗲𝗹𝗶𝗻𝗴. Moisture or increased humidity might build up near the roofline if your attic is improperly ventilated, causing paint to peel or blister. This could also be a sign that your gutter system is failing.
𝟲. 𝗦𝘁𝗮𝗶𝗻𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗼𝗻 𝗶𝗻𝘁𝗲𝗿𝗶𝗼𝗿 𝗰𝗲𝗶𝗹𝗶𝗻𝗴𝘀 𝗼𝗿 𝘄𝗮𝗹𝗹𝘀. Many different factors might create water stains or discoloration on walls or ceilings. However, your roof's underlayment may be admitting moisture into your home, resulting in the stains. If not cured in time, this issue can lead to a total roof replacement.
𝟳. 𝗟𝗲𝗮𝗸𝘀 𝗶𝗻 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗮𝘁𝘁𝗶𝗰 𝗮𝗳𝘁𝗲𝗿 𝗮 𝗿𝗮𝗶𝗻𝘀𝘁𝗼𝗿𝗺. If rain is coming into your attic, it could be as simple as installing some flashing. However, if the cause is a porous underlayment, you will most likely need to replace the roof.
𝟴. 𝗦𝗮𝗴𝗴𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗥𝗼𝗼𝗳 𝗗𝗲𝗰𝗸 If you find that the decking or rafters in your attic are sagging downward rather than remaining straight, they may be wet from moisture leaks. If the problem is isolated, you may be able to avoid a total roof replacement.
𝟵. 𝗟𝗶𝗴𝗵𝘁 𝗽𝗲𝗲𝗸𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗶𝗻𝘁𝗼 𝘆𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗮𝘁𝘁𝗶𝗰. If you're up in the attic during the day and notice streams of light flowing in, keep in mind that water might enter through the same gaps. Check the shingles to see if they need to be replaced.
In case you see any of these things happening on your Roof, feel free to contact us for a free professional opinion.