As a homeowner, chances are you’re extremely busy and have a lengthy honey to-do list to accomplish. It’s understandable. But even when busy, it’s important not to forego proper roof maintenance and a thorough cleaning. Most homeowners figure they require a new roof or immediate repairs only when a leak occurs. This isn’t always the case, though. A leak could be the result of various roofing problems. There are a few signs to watch for.
First and foremost, the age of your roof will play a vital role in determining the amount and severity of repairs required. Most roofing experts agree that a typical residential roof should last between 20 and 25 years. After that, you may experience leaks, tears, and missing material. If the new roof was installed over an existing roof and is older than 20 years, chances are you’ll need extensive repairs or a replacement shortly.
If your home’s roof uses shingles, you should note any missing sections promptly. These missing portions can lead to extensive leaks and the usual wear and tear due to extreme weather conditions. Over time, missing shingles will worsen, as the edges are exposed further.
Yep, daylight is a great indication that you need immediate roof repairs. When walking on the roof, if you happen to feel a bounce-like feeling, this means moisture has weakened the underlying decking. Check the attic first. You may notice hints of daylight peeking through the roof boards. If so, test the insulation for moisture. You may have extensive structural damage that has gone unseen for some time.
If your home requires immediate roof repair call (972) 335-7325 (Dallas/Ft. Worth) or 281-290-7325 (Houston). Peak Roofing & Construction is available to tackle any job – big or small – and ensure your home is safe and secure once more!