3 Warning Signs of an Unhealthy Roof
Is your roof starting to look a little bare in patches? Has it been battered by the severe storms that moved through North Texas this spring and summer? If you’re worried that your roof might need to be replaced soon, there are some definite warning signs to watch out for. We’ve put together this quick guide so that you know the three major signs of an unhealthy roof.
At Elite Roofing and Restoration Services, we repair and replace roofs for homes and businesses throughout the DFW Metroplex and surrounding areas. If your roof is showing any of the three warning signs below, call us right away so we can inspect it and give you a free estimate for our services. We have over 13 years of experience providing great workmanship and exceptional customer service. Don’t hesitate to contact us when your roof needs help.
Here are three signs that your roof is unhealthy and beginning to fail:
1). Damaged or Missing Shingles
Shingles provide a complete layer of protection, but they must be intact to be effective. If you can see missing shingles when you look up at your roof, that’s a clear warning sign that water could be seeping through the bare spots and into your underlayment and deeper roof structures.
If you see several missing shingles or areas where the shingles appear warped or curled, it’s time to call in a professional ASAP! Blistered shingles occur when the roof has been in contact with too much humidity. This could indicate ventilation problems or lingering water damage.
Be sure to check your gutters for shingle granules as well. Shingles shed their granules when they age past their prime, leaving them dark, bare and ineffective. If granules are accumulating in your gutters, it’s a sign that your shingles need to be replaced.
2). A Sagging Roof
Roofs start to show signs of aging once they reach the end of their average lifespan. The typical asphalt shingle roof should last about 20 years. When it reaches that age, it could begin to sag because its condition is deteriorating.
Roofs could sag prematurely if they are frequently covered with heavy snow or ice, or if they weren’t installed correctly in the first place. Sagging is a sign of impending collapse, so call Elite Roofing as soon as you notice it. We will keep your home and family safe by replacing your roof before it takes any more damage.
3). Signs of Water Damage
If your roof has bare spots or areas where the flashing is loose or missing, it creates points where water can penetrate into your home. What starts as a simple leak can soon progress into mildew and toxic mold. It’s not safe for you or your family or pets to breathe these pollutants, so get help as soon as you discover their presence in your home.
Look for spotty discoloration on your walls and ceiling, blistering or sagging paint, and cracks that appear damp. You might be able to smell mildew. Mold can appear like fuzzy circles in shades of gray, brown, green, and black. It is a serious health hazard that must be dealt with immediately.
Elite Roofing and Restoration Services: Your New Roof Specialists in DFW
Our team has been replacing roofs in Dallas, Fort Worth, and all the nearby regions for over 13 years. We recommend that you never climb up on your roof to look for damage. Instead, use binoculars to look up from the ground level. We are always available to come out and inspect your roof for you. Just give us a call and we will get your roofing issues resolved right away!