There always seems to be more maintenance that needs to be done when you own your own home. It is crucial to keep up with the maintenance, or more serious damage may occur. This is especially true with the roof. It has the important function of keeping rain and snow from damaging the interior. So how do you tell when you need Roof Replacement? Here are a few things to consider.
Your roof’s job is to keep out the elements. This is critical for the integrity of the structure of the roof. If your roof is not properly maintained, there can be other consequences, such as stains on the ceiling, or even partial collapse of the ceiling. This damage can extend to the walls and carpets or flooring material as well. That’s why it is important to know when it’s time for a Roof Replacement.
While it may seem like a difficult thing, to have your roof replaced, it’s the best way to avoid other repairs that are very costly. Over the long run, it will actually save you money. But how can you know that it is really the right time for Roof Replacement? Texas Construction and Roofing has put together these tips to help you decide when it may be time for a Roof Replacement. If you see that the following items apply to your roof, please contact us without delay for a free roof inspection.
1. You See That Your Roof Has Cracked Or Curling Shingles.
When moisture gets trapped beneath the shingles, it can cause them to bend and break. That only lets in additional moisture, which further accelerates the damage. Sometimes, we can determine that shingles that are mis-shapened are due to a manufacturer defect and it may be possible to have your Roof Replacement covered y the manufacturer.
2. The Valleys Of Your Roof Have Shingles Missing.
If your roof has portions of the roof segments that slope towards each other, then you have what are called Roof Valleys. The purpose of the Roof Valleys are to direct the water away from your roof and into the rain gutters. Because they have a lot more water flow that runs into each other, it can cause extra wear on the shingles at the bottom of the valley. This can lead to earlier damage to these segments. When these shingles lose their ability to channel the water away from the roof, leaks begin to appear as they fail.
3. THERE ARE PATCHES OF SHINGLES THAT ARE COMPLETELY MISSING.
It’s not uncommon for shingles that are older to become loose and blow off during a storm, especially during the Texas hurricane season. One missing shingle is bad enough, but a whole group of missing shingles leaves your home especially susceptible to severe water damage.
4. THERE ARE PIECES OF SHINGLES IN YOUR GUTTERS.
Tired, old shingles tend to break down over time. When they do, bits of shingles and shingle granules can end up in your gutters. Not only can this clog your gutters, but it’s a fairly clear indicator that your roof needs to be replaced
. In other words, checking your gutters regularly can help you keep tabs on your shingles’ health!
5. YOUR ROOF IS STAINED OR HAS STREAKS ON IT.
There are lots of things that could cause those unsightly streaks to appear on your shingles, from water damage to mold and mildew. If you see brown, yellow, or green-ish streaks on the exterior of your roof, you can almost be certain that water is getting under your shingles somehow.
6. YOU’VE NOTICED SAGGING CEILINGS, HOLES, OR OBVIOUS LEAKS.
It’s a good idea to access your attic regularly (if you have one) to check for holes, sagging, or obvious leaks. Check during both sunny and rainy conditions to help you make sure you are observing every possible scenario that could indicate roof damage. You should also check your ceilings for areas that are swollen or feel wet to the touch, and observe your roof from the outside to make sure nothing looks like it’s sagging.
7. KEEP AN EYE OUT FOR FUNGUS GROWTH.
We’ve talked about how mold, moss, and mildew can grow on the outside of your roof, but did you know they can grow on the inside as well? These things are all bad for the health of your roof, but mold is especially dangerous given that it can cause serious health concerns as well. If you notice moss, mold, or mildew growth, it’s best to have the professionals at Texas Construction and Roofing come out to check for leaks and damage.
8. YOU’VE NOTICED SIGNS OF POOR CRAFTSMANSHIP.
Roofing isn’t an easy task, but a qualified roofing contractor should be able to install your roof correctly and efficiently with no issues. Poor workmanship, however, will be evident if you noticed things like multiple layers of shingles, mismatched shingles, sagging, or uneven/patchy shingles.
9. YOUR ROOF IS 20 YEARS OLD OR OLDER.
The life of your roof depends on what it is made of, how it was installed, and whether or not it has been well cared for. That said, roofs can generally last up to 20 years without needing to be replaced unless they encounter a storm or are otherwise seriously damaged.
Find Out About Roof Replacement
If your roof is older, has suffered damage in a storm, is leaking, or is being affected by fungus growth, don’t risk your health and safety on a DIY fix. Instead, call the team at Texas Construction and Roofing at 972-201-9878 to schedule an appointment with our roof replacement team.