How do I know if I need a new roof? What are some signs that I should look for? If I suspect any problems, who would you recommend I call?
KatyParticipantTopics: 7 Replies: 52
My first piece of advice to you would be to call someone experienced and with a good reputation. The roof is a very important part of a home which many people overlook. Call the wrong people and you will be living a nightmare.
Have you noticed any sagging anywhere? If you can clearly see parts of it sagging, then you had better to do something very soon. This, more often than not, is an indication of structural damage. However, it could be anything.
What is considered ‘sagging’? As far as I know, I haven’t noticed any sagging anywhere.
JillParticipantTopics: 10 Replies: 44
You should check for moisture. Do you have wooden frames? If you don’t check for moisture and if you have wooden frames, there can be structural damage. You may not even be aware of this for a long time. That’s why it is important to check this.
Moisture can cause rotting. Go up to your attic and check for any leaks from the roof. Pay close attention to mildew or mould. If you see this, obviously, that is not a good sign. You should call in the experts. The problem won’t go away or get better.
Lord knows when the last time I was up in the attic. After you mentioned it, I did go up and check. It all appears to be fine, thank god.
NatalieMemberTopics: 8 Replies: 62
Do you have any idea when your roof was installed? Roofs have a certain lifespan. They do not last forever. At some point, you will need to do repairs or replace it completely. It also helps if you know what kind of materials were used.
If your roof is over 20 or 25 years, chances are, you may need to replace it. Have you been living there this long? If you bought it from someone else, find out how old the roof is. Once you replace it with a good roof made from quality material and it is installed properly, it will last you a very long time.
RachelParticipantTopics: 8 Replies: 63
Some additional advice: take a good look at your roof. More specifically, look for chips or cracks in the shingles. Look for bald or bare patches if it is asphalt.
If you look for these and other signs of aging, and there happens to be a fair amount, then get someone in. I recommend you contact Cherry & Clark Roofing for help.
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