Without a protective roof over your family’s head a house is not much of a home. It is important to properly care for your roof in order to keep yourself and your family safe. The roof needs to be replaced in a timely fashion to achieve this. An old roof presents number of problems to homeowners and their families. Today, we at Nickerson Roofing would like to share the signs the old roof needs to be replaced.
Roof Still Leaking After Repair
From years of damage, old roofs are more prone to leaks. For any potential leaks it is important to carefully inspect the interior of your roofing area. Untreated roofing leaks can put your home and its very foundation at risk of decay when it comes to water damage. Being especially dangerous for those with breathing problems, such as asthma, it can also lead to the growth of mold, which can cause a multitude of health problems.
Shining Beams of Light Through Roof
Make certain sure to also check for beams of light that shine through any holes in the roof while inspecting the interior area of your roof for leaks. It is best to do this inspection during sunny daylight hours for obvious reasons. A roof that needs to be repaired or replaced; it is not uncommon to find light beams shining through.
Do Shingles Deteriorate?Damaged Shingles
A prominent sign that your roof needs to be replaced is if your shingles are damaged. Due to weather conditions, roof shingles can become cracked, curled, or can go missing. Even among newly installed roofs, storm-related damage is very common, unfortunately. Before it leads to more serious issues it is vital to repair this damage right away.
Algae & Vegetation Growing on Roof
Be certain to also check the interior of your roof for the growth of moss and other unwanted plant material since most plant growth can be easily spotted from the outside of your roof. Serious problems can develop due to such growths. You likely need to replace the roof in its entirety if you notice excessive plant growth around your roof or even inside of your home.
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It is important to regularly inspect your roof, especially if your roof is aging even if your roof looks good from the ground view. Once in the spring and then again in the fall, it is recommended to thoroughly inspect your roof twice a year. To ensure that a healthy roof is kept over your family’s head, routine maintenance is the only way. Whether you need to roof repairs, , , or simple inspections in Truckee, CA and surrounding areas, Nickerson Roofing is readily available to provide quality services. Call us today!