Summerville Roofing: Article About Signs You Need A New Roof
If you're like many homeowners, keeping your roof in great shape is a top priority. However, it is often the case that homeowners may not have the time or knowledge to conduct a thorough inspection of their Summerville roofing to determine whether it is structurally sound and free of problems. Lacking the ability to examine your roof can be problematic. Here at Lowcountry Roofing, our team of professionals can examine your roof and identify signs that indicate you're in need of a replacement.
Signs Of Roof Damage
There are a number of signs you should look for when attempting to determine whether you need a new roof. One of the first signs that can indicate replacement is necessary is a sagging roof deck. Additionally, signs of leaking or water damage generally indicate that you need a roof replacement. Dark spots and trails are two more signs that your current roof has grown old.
When you examine the exterior of your roof in order to determine whether it needs replacement, there are several things that you should be aware of. Firstly, you should attempt to locate things such as missing shingles, blistering, curling, damaged flashing, buckling and rotting. You should also be on the look out for the growth of algae, which generally occurs in humid climates but can also reveal itself in stains that are dark or green in appearance.
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In addition to looking for the aforementioned signs when you examine your roof, you should also determine whether your roof is torn, cracked or bald. Also, look to see whether the roof is missing any shingles. All of these signs indicate that your roof has undergone damage resulting from factors such as natural wear and tear or the environmental elements (wind, rain, sun, light and UV rays). During your inspection, be sure to scan your roof for wear and loose materials near open portals such as vents, chimneys and pipes. Also be sure to look for large amounts of shingle granules in your gutters. This is a clear sign that your roof has succumbed to advanced weathering and needs replacement.
Other signs of roof wear or weathering include the presence of mold, rot or moisture. Be aware that bacteria, fungi and mold can grow rather rapidly, often within just one or two days of a water-related incident. You should also take the time to conduct a thorough examination of your drainage while ensuring that your downspouts and gutters are attached securely and clear of debris.