5 Signs You May Need Roofing Help
Your roof may be out of sight and out of mind, but it’s one of the most integral parts of your home. It’s important that you don’t neglect your roof. Ignoring small problems could land you some costly repairs. But how do you know when you need a few repairs or when you need an entirely new roof? Some signs are obvious while others are more subtle. Here are some of the most common signs that you need roofing help.
You Have Damaged Shingles
Damage shingles are the precursor to significant roof damage. Sure, storms can cause shingle damage, but that’s not the only way asphalt shingle roofs can be damaged. Damage can also be caused by wild animals trying to get into your attic, the UV rays from the sun, stiff winds blowing shingle edges up, or thermal shock from hot and cold weather cycles. Walking on the surface of a roof can also cause damage. The reasons above are good cause to have your roof checked by a professional roofing contractor. Schedule regular maintenance calls so you will know when the first signs of trouble appear so your roof can be repaired quickly.
There Have Been Recent Severe Storms in Your Area
According to customer surveys, up to 65% of homeowners will repair their roof after severe weather has occurred. After a storm has hit your area, you should have your roof inspected. You may be able to detect obvious signs of damage on your own, but some signs of damage you won’t be able to see until they get worse and require the inspection of a keen eye.
Branches crack shingles and can cause other types of damage that can only be detected by a roofing contractor. Even if there weren’t any branches that have impacted your roof during a storm, strong winds or hailstones can significantly damage your shingles and your roofing’s underlayer.
You Have Loose or Missing Fasteners and Flashing
Fasteners and flashing problems are not as obvious as missing shingles. However, loose or missing fasteners are a serious problem that can cause water damage if not repaired. A loose fastener can also cause shingles to become loose, too.
Flashing problems are also serious. Flashing is placed around all roof penetration points and should fit smugly. Typical flashing problems include dented, bent, loose, or missing flashing strips.
You Notice Water Damage
Water damage is a clear sign that you need roof repairs and possibly a new roof. Water leaking into your home through the attic means your underlayment is more than likely inadequate or you have flashing that has deteriorated. Leaks can cause mold and mildew damage that may lead to costly repairs and health problems. When you notice water stains in your attic or on your ceiling, it’s time to call a professional roofing company to fix your roof.
Your Gutters Are Clogged
When gutters become clogged and spill over, the dirty water can damage the fascia of your roof. Sometimes, a clogged gutter will back-up and wick into the edges of your roof or leak into the attic.
The Roofing Specialists at Paramount Roofing and Siding can easily identify damage and offer the right services. No matter what type of roofing problems you may be facing, contact Paramount Roofing and Siding for affordable roofing replacements, maintenance, and repairs
Whether you need a reroof, a complete roof replacement, or a professional roof repair, Paramount Roofing and Siding of Madison, Wisconsin will take care of all your roofing concerns. With quality, trained professionals, they will assess the condition of your roof, and guide you on taking further action. Let us help you replace your roof.