What are the Warning Signs Your Roof Needs Replacing?
The roof is one of the most critical elements of any home, but few people ever pay much attention to it until damage occurs. While it may be out of sight most of the time, it should never be out of mind. Ignoring the roof can allow minor issues to progress to major problems.
Roof Damage to Investigate
The following are common types of roof damage that homeowners should watch for and promptly address. Often, your roof will display multiple problems that can include:
- Missing shingles
- Water stains on interior ceilings or walls
- Granules or sand in the gutters or on the driveway
- Exposed nail heads
- Thermal cracking in the surface
- Shingles that curl, crack, or blister
- Sagging or deflection
- Missing or damaged flashing
- Visible light coming into the attic
- Visible dry rot
- Moss growth
- Increased energy bills
Whether you have a new roof or an old roof, these are warning signs you don’t want to ignore. While most Sacramento roofs are built to last up to 20-30 years, if the last roof was placed over an existing layer of shingles, you can expect it to last for 20 years or less. As the roof ages, it will lose its ability to protect your home from the elements. But age is just a guideline; poor construction or workmanship techniques, the use of substandard materials, lack of proper attic ventilation or weather damage can cause these problems to appear on roofs that are just a few years old. Thus, it is wise not to ignore these signs because delaying a roof replacement could jeopardize the home’s value, structural integrity and your family’s health and safety.
We encourage you to contact Harlan Roofing at 918-292-9548 for a free no-obligation estimate and to learn more about the flexible financing options our roofing company in Sacramento offers. It’s our pleasure to help keep a sturdy, dry, and durable roof over your head.