6 Tell-Tale Signs Your Roof Needs Repair Work

February 7, 2017

Damaged white  ceiling with stains of mud water

While your roof is built to last, it will still be prone to wear and tear over time. Slowly but surely, it will develop minor issues that need some attention. It’s important to try and resolve these problems before they become major issues – major issues that will need extensive repairs and restorations.

Let’s check out six tell-tale signs that your roof needs some repair work.

Watch Out for These Roof Issues

  • Leaks

A leaking roof is perhaps the most common sign that you need repairs. Leaks can occur for a number of reasons. These include cracked flashing, broken shingles, improper installation and condensation. You can usually spot a leak by the frustrating presence of dripping water in your home. So if you’re putting the buckets out when it rains, it’s a sure sign your roof needs some attention.

  • Sagging Roof

Does your roof appear to sag in at certain points? Your roof should be so straight you can set your watch by it. If you can spot a dip, curve or sag in your roof then it’s a sign that something is wrong. If this is the case, it’s time to call in a professional roofer.

  • Damaged Gutters

Your gutters are essential parts of your roof. They help to direct large volumes of water away from your home and roof. By doing this, they prevent leaks and extensive water damage. Take a look at your gutters. Look for significant rusting and holes and check to see if your gutters hanging by a thread. If you spot any of these problems, your roof may need a health check or some repairs.

Do your gutters leak during rain? If so, they are also damaged and need repair work.

  • Asbestos

Asbestos was a commonly used as a building material in the past. Unfortunately, it was found to be hazardous, especially if it is damaged or disturbed. If your roof contains asbestos, make sure you contact a professional contractor to dispose of it. Never attempt to remove asbestos yourself. If the asbestos in your roof is extensive or it has contributed to other damage, you may also need complementary repair work or a new roof.

  • Holes in Your Roof

If you can spot obvious holes in your roof then it’s a tell-tale sign that it needs some work. You may even need re-roofing services. Be sure to contact a professional roofer for a more thorough inspection.

  • Heavy Moss Growth

Are there large amounts of moss growing on your roof? It may appear harmless, but heavy moss growth can be bad news for your roof and your property. Moss can severely impact the structural integrity of your roof and if you see moss, it may already be too late. If that’s the case, you’ll need to contact a residential or commercial roofer to remedy the situation.

Is Your Roof Showing These Signs?

If your roof shows any of the above signs, then it’s time to invest in roof repairs. Get in touch with Air Roofing for repairs, re-roofing, and asbestos removal.