Don’t wait for the completeness of these signs as a mere indication is an epitome of a great danger so it best to treat your roof with professional roof repair services ASAP.
There is no hard and fast time to replace your roof but there are certain signs which if appear, are an indication that it is now time to replace your roof.
You observe that mold has started to grow in attic. This is mostly because of a venting problem. When warm air rises and cannot find a proper escape route, it starts accumulating in the attic. This results in condensation on the inner side of the roof, causing rust in nails and growing mold.
Mold is a more serious issue if you have a plywood roof. If you don’t act fast, the plywood can rot and you will have to settle for a new roof.
Daylight Coming in Through Roof Boards
Open pathways in your roof are not blocking daylight. Soon the gaps will widen and it will turn to a bigger problem.
Usually daylight starts coming in through roof boards when nails have fallen off. The issue can also arise because of corrosive materials, which have lost their waterproofing properties.
Flashing is known to keep moisture out of the joints of your roof. When damaged flashing is observable by eyes, it is time to give a call to roof repair services. Depending upon the material used for the construction of flashing (cement or tar) if you don’t repair it quickly, your roof may start dripping water.
Wall and Ceiling Seam
Seam starts appearing on walls and ceilings if water gets trapped. It looks ugly, tarnishes the inner beauty of your home and your friends and families pass comments. If left unattended, fungi can make it a reproduction source and a small child carelessly putting his hand on the wall may get infected.
Usually it is due to moisture trapped between services. Get on line with roof repair services and ceiling seam won’t be a problem.
Ice Dam Formation
Ice dams can be formed at your roof’s edge because of ventilation issues. This does not happen in a day. It starts with non-constant temperature inside the attic and rest of the house. With poor ventilation, the heat from the attic melts the snow on top of the roof. The melted snow travels due to gradient concentration towards the edge of the roof, where the cold air freezes the melted snow, resulting in dangerous ice dams.
With added pressure, these ice dams can pull apart your roofing materials.
Unwanted Animals Living in Your Home
You keep your front doors and windows locked most of the time but then how did a family of squirrels start living in your home?
It is very likely that the animal came in through a rotten/broken section of the roof. Animals like raccoons, bats and birds will take the opportunity to save themselves from cold.
Get professional roofing contractors to fix your home.
Excessive Energy Bills
Even though everything in the house appears normal, sometimes you are getting a lot of high energy bills of both heating and cooling. Poor attic and roof insulation increase energy bills as all the house warmth escapes into the atmosphere because of worn out insulation.
Get professional roof repair services to make your house cost efficient in the long run. Also, learn to take care of your roof by trimming trees near your home, roof inspection after a storm and getting a warranty of obtained roof repair services.
Roof Dripping Problems
You notice that your roof is dripping water. If you travel on top of the roof, you will see that the rooftop appears soggy.
While it is not recommended to check out roof by yourself (a wet roof can be subjected to cave-ins upon force of your weight) get roofing contractors who offer professional roof repair services.
If roof dripping is in a small section, you can still save money by fixing it as soon as possible otherwise, if grown to an extent, it may spread throughout the roof, causing a budget drain by making your purchase a new roof.