Sometimes, the roof over your head is the last thing you think about. As important as this portion of your home is, many homeowners don’t give it much thought until something goes wrong. However, if you are aware of the condition of your roof, you can often catch problems before they become bigger and more costly. There are several warning signs that are usually present when you have a roof issue. Nickerson Roofing is here to talk about some signs of roof damage that you shouldn’t ever ignore.
Water Damage from Leaking Roof
When you experience water damage in your home, it can be costly and devastating. If you notice that there is any sign of water damage on your ceiling or the walls in your home, you need to act quickly to find out if the problem is coming from your roof.
The shingles that make up your roof are your home’s first defense against severe weather. If you notice that there are any missing or damaged shingles, you need to have them repaired as soon as possible. Hailstorms, high winds and other factors can play a role in shingle damage. The only problem with repairing single shingles is that it can be hard to find matching shingles to your current roof.
The gutter system on your home is designed to direct excess water away from your roof and home during severe weather. If the gutters get clogged, they can’t do their job anymore and if that water isn’t redirected, it can start to cause rotting on your home and roof. Make sure that the gutters on your home are working properly.
You should never ignore a roof that looks like it is sagging in any way. This means that your roof doesn’t have the support it needs and could be at risk of collapse. This is a huge sign that water has already penetrated the underlayment material and caused significant damage to your roof. If you notice this, move quickly to have a roofing professional come take a look and fix it.
This is a problem that you will run into during the winter months, but you don’t want to see ice damming on the edge of your roof. This happens when snow melts that then freezes again quickly as temperatures change. This ice can end up causing significant damage to your roof if you don’t fix the ventilation issues you have that are causing it.
Blistering Exterior Paint
If you don’t have proper ventilation in your attic, it can also cause the paint on your home to blister and peel. This is due to high levels of moisture and humidity that will end up causing damage to your roof.
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If you have noticed any of the signs listed above on your home, you need to contact the pros at Nickerson Roofing right away. We will help you get to the bottom of your roof woes as we get to work and fix them. Call us today!