Your home’s roof must contend with harsh sunlight, as well as rain, sleet, snow, high winds, freezing temperatures and more. While the type of roof and the roofing materials used will play a role in longevity, you’ll eventually need to contact a roofing company to help with repairs or roof replacement. How do you know when it’s time to make the call to a Medford, MA, area roofing specialist?
Lots of Shingle Debris Under Your Downspouts
Asphalt shingles are the most common roofing material used today. In a best-case scenario, they’ll last around 15 to 20 years or so before they need to be replaced. One good sign that it’s time to invest in a re-roofing project is the presence of a considerable concentration of granules from your shingles under your gutter downspouts.
While one or two missing shingles can be replaced, the presence of several missing shingles is an indication that you need to contact a roofing company for help. Some of missing shingles is a sign that your roof is deteriorating and will soon need complete replacement.
Dark Spots on the Ceiling
If you notice dark spots from water on the ceiling of your home, it’s a sign that you have a water leak that is allowing moisture into the roof, and it is running down to the ceiling from above. Working with a roofing contractor can help you pinpoint where the leak is, and repair it quickly before further damage occurs.
Visible Light in Your Attic
If you enter the attic during the day and find that you can see sunlight through areas of the roof, realize that the same holes allowing light in can also allow moisture into your home. There, it can cause mold, damage the roof’s substructure, seep into your drywall and more.
This one is probably the most obvious – if your roof has sustained damage during a storm, such as a limb from a tree punching a hole in the roof, or an entire tree falling on the roof, then you need to get in touch with a reputable roofer to repair the damage. In some instances, a repair may be possible, but if the damage is significant, your home will likely need a new roof.
If you’re not sure whether you need a roof repair,leak, or need a roof replacement, Caroll Sons Roofing can help.