A stitch in time saves nine.
You’ve heard this before, but how many times did you really take it to heart? You can apply this saying to various aspects of your life, including maintaining the structural integrity of your house. As your roof protects your property, family, and valuables against the elements, it should always be in good condition. Unfortunately, some homeowners often forget to inspect their roof and provide proper care until they have to deal with bigger problems. Kroll Construction, the most trusted among roofing companies in Michigan, recommends inspection at least once every few years to avoid costly repairs.
If you’ve had your roof for a while and you’re not sure when it’s due for replacement, here are five signs to look for:
Although roofs last a long time, they don’t last forever. A typical roof can last 20 to 25 years, depending on the quality of care you’ve given it. Its deterioration may even be faster if it doesn’t have proper ventilation. Furthermore, improper installation of the roof may also affect its life expectancy.
Cracked, Curled, or Missing Shingles
Curled and cracked shingles tell you one thing: They have reached the end of their service life. Check the slopes of your roof and look for loose granules or curling.
Leakage in Attic and Ceiling Spots
Some homeowners think ceiling spots are the first sign of a leaky roof but they aren’t. It means you’ve had leaks for a while – long enough to result in water stains. There are many causes of water damage in the attic, such as damaged flashing or inadequate shingle underlayment.
Blistering or Peeling of Paint
High humidity due to inappropriate attic ventilation and exposure to high temperatures can cause blistering and peeling of paint. If moisture can’t escape, it may accumulate within the shingles. When the sun heats up the roof, the trapped moisture also heats up, causing blisters to rise.
Dents caused by improper nailing, drying, or cracking, and improper roof installation can result in a damaged flashing. Settling of the structure may also affect the flashing. To prevent the problem from getting worse, get in touch with a Detroit roofing company, such as Kroll Construction, for recommendations. Depending on the condition of the roof, it may require more than just simple repairs; you may have to replace it.
If you see any of these danger signs, it’s time to have our experts inspect your roof. Contact us for more information on our services.