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5 Signs Your Roof Needs Help

Your roof is constantly exposed to the worst that weather can throw at it. Gale force winds, blazing heat, intense rain, ice, and extreme weather buffet your roof day in and day out, but the integrity of your roof is your home’s primary line of defense against the elements.

Homeowners and business owners alike should remain vigilant for signs of damage to your property’s roof. The best time to catch a problem with your roof is before it causes significant damage! Don’t be discouraged – if you feel overwhelmed by the idea of figuring out roof maintenance, a bit of observation is all you need to get started. Take a few moments today to check your roof for some common warning signs of roof deterioration.

Top Things To Observe on Your Roof

  • Shingles in Disarray.

    The first place to look is your shingles. Over time, harsh weather conditions can cause shingles to crack, curl, or even go missing altogether. If you notice any of these signs, it’s a clear indication that your roof is deteriorating and exposing your home to further damage. Missing or damaged shingles expose your home or business to leaks, which can lead to more extensive and costly repairs if not addressed promptly.

  • Spots or Bubbles on your Ceiling.

    The next step is to check the inside of your home. Get into your attic and check the ceiling for staining, dampness, or signs of mold. Growing bubbles on your ceiling or water stains on your walls or ceilings are major red flags that your roof may be compromised. These stains indicate that water is making its way through your roofing system, and if left unattended may result in structural damage and mold growth. Any sign of water in your ceiling or attic space is cause for immediate further investigation.

  • Clogged or Overflowing Gutters.

    Gutters play a crucial role in directing water away from your roof and foundation. If you notice water spilling over the sides of your gutters on rainy days, your gutters are likely clogged. While that may seem like a minor issue, blocked gutters prevent proper drainage from your roof, even leading to water – or ice – pooling on your roof. Standing water on the edges of your roof can lead to rot, mold, and shingles lifting over time.

  • Roof Debris.

    If you can’t get up to your roof, careful observation of the ground can also give you some clues about the health of your shingled roof. Look for pieces of shingles and granular debris that match the color of your roof. If you notice this sort of litter on your property more than once or twice, it’s likely time for a roof checkup.

  • Sagging Roof Deck.

    A sagging roof is a serious concern that demands immediate attention. This issue may be caused by a variety of factors, including water damage, rot, or structural problems. A sagging roof indicates that there is structural damage to your roof, which can pose a serious safety risk to your home or business and any inhabitants or visitors. If you notice any sagging areas on your roof, immediately contact a roofing professional to assess the extent of the damage and determine the appropriate course of action.

Your Roof Health Matters

Your roof is more than just a protective barrier; it’s an investment in the longevity and value of your home or business. By staying vigilant for the common signs of roof deterioration, you can address roofing issues proactively and prevent more extensive – and expensive – repairs down the line.

Contact Us

If you have any concerns about the health of your roof, don’t hesitate to reach out to the professionals at United Contracting & Roofing to assess the condition of your roof and provide tailored solutions for your property’s unique needs. Remember, a well-maintained roof safeguards your home or business, providing peace of mind and protecting your greatest assets. At United Contracting & Roofing, we offer a complimentary inspection to help you detect problems early. Contact us today to schedule your free inspection!

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