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Five Signs It's Time To Replace Your Roof

We’ve all been there, it’s raining outside and your ceiling begins leaking. If this occurs regularly it may be time for a new roof. Because your roof is one of the most important aspects of your home, it is critical that you assess the condition of your roof, and take the necessary action to replace your roof with either a reroof or an entirely new roof. There are many reasons why a homeowner would repair their roof, one of the most prominent being damage from weather, as 65% of homeowner stated storm damage as the main reason.

Inspecting Your Roof’s Condition

Oftentimes when you need a new roof, you will be able to see loose asphalt shingles, allowing water to seep through. Furthermore, you may be able to see various cracked or buckling shingles that will either warrant a repair or reroof. This is one of the most critical signs that it may be time for a new roof. Inspecting your roof can be a dangerous task and should be left to professionals that can easily determine your roof’s condition and make the necessary repair recommendations.

Ceiling Is Leaking Inside Your Home

One of the most obvious signs that you may need to hire a professional roofing company is when your ceiling begins to leak during a storm. This is one of the most common ways homeowners realize a new roof may be on the horizon. Furthermore, it is critical to hire a reputable roofing company immediately in order to avoid any foundational damage a roof may cause.

Chimney Flashing

Damages on the chimney flashing is one of the most unknown instances that could warrant a new roof. If you are inspecting your home it is important to inspect chimney flashing as if it is damaged or light is visible through the flashing, you may need a new roof. Flashing is one of the most critical parts of your asphalt roof, as in addition to chimneys, it seals up skylights and other aspects of your roof that keep rain and other elements out of your home.

Nails Are Visible

Another of the most common signs a roof restoration may be needed is when nails are exposed. Exposed nails can be a sign that the asphalt shingles may not be installed correctly, and water is entering your home. Exposed nails could also be a sign that your roof is hiding cracks underneath, or that your shingles have gone bad due to weather, among other factors.

Black Lines Streaking Down Your Roof

It is common on many roofs to have black streaks running downwards, however, this could be a sign that your roof may be hiding residual issues underneath. It is also important to note that your roof may not need a complete replacement if these lines appear, and could be fixed by hiring a roof maintenance professional.

However, in the event that the roof may need replacing, underneath these streaks could be mold from water damage, and other types of algae that could harm your roof’s integrity.

Whether you need a reroof, a complete roof replacement, or a professional roof repair, Paramount Roof 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.

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