In the following, we list our top five signs that may indicate your roof needs replacement. A damaged roof can cause serious problems to not only the roof’s structure, but it can also cause significant damage to the rest of your home or business. If you see any of these signs we recommend contacting a roofing company for an inspection.
No. 1 Cracked Shingles
Cracked shingles usually occur due to the age of the roof and improper ventilation of the attic. This condition can cause exposure to the roof’s decking which can cause leaks and roof warping.
No. 2 Lifted Shingles
Lifted shingles are generally caused by heavy winds and both the age and type of roof you have can affect how easily lift occurs. Lift in the shingles can lead to rain exposure underneath the shingle which can result in the water forming underneath the surrounding shingles as well. Continuous exposure can lead to rotted decking and potential leaks into the home.
No. 3 Bruised Shingles
Bruised shingles generally form from hail damage which is one of the leading causes of roof replacements in Texas. When large enough hail hits a shingle, the impact can cause it to bruise and break its fiberglass bond. The shingle becomes weaker in that spot and most of the surrounding granules get knocked loose. Similar to lifted shingles, bruised shingles can cause water to penetration underneath the shingle, leading to leaks and rot.
No. 4 Leaks
Roof leaks are caused by some source of penetration from the roof. Not all leaks require full replacement but generally, if there are two or more locations in the home with water damage a full replacement may be required. Leaks in the home if left unresolved can lead to structural and interior damage. It is always recommended to contact an expert to find the source of the leak and inspect the entire roof.
No. 5 Older Roofs
Older roofs 15 years + should be annually inspected. Older roofs are more susceptible to damage from weather events and exposure from the natural elements. We advise having an inspection once a year on older roofs to prevent any unforeseen damage to the home.
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