Surely you’ve heard the saying, “Be grateful you have a roof over your head” at least once. Your roof provides shelter from the elements and protects your family all year long. Unfortunately, as important as roofs are, it’s not uncommon to forget that they need maintenance until they start to leak. And when that does happen, it can cost a small fortune to repair. So, with cooler temperatures rolling in, now’s the perfect time to give your roof a little TLC.
Here are five reasons as to why you may need a roofer:
A sagging roof sagging is the easiest problems to identify Roof sagging occurs when there are framing issues such as rotten or saturated sheathing. This is most likely to occur when it’s raining as water can go through the shingles causing the wood to warp and rot it.
If the nails in your roof loosen or go missing entirely, the shingles in the roof will start to lose support. When this happens, the shingles are more prone to damage during storms. Loose or missing nails can also leave small holes, which provide a clear route for water to run directly into your home.
Damaged or Missing Shingles
Shingles not only help excess water run off your roof, but also making sure it stays insulated. On average, shingles are meant to last at least 15 to 25 years. Depending on the installment of the shingles, they can either last a long time or will need to be replaced within a few years.
Daylight in the Attic
If you or your contractor walk on the roof and notice a spongy feeling, that could indicate the decking underneath is rotting due to the moisture. To further verify this, go into your attic and check for any spots of daylight creeping through the holes. If any are found, it may want to call a contractor for further inspection.
Roof valleys are V-shaped metal channels that go up and down the folds of the roof. These are one of the most essential parts of the roof. If your shingles are heavily damaged or missing altogether,you will be more susceptible to leaks should your valleys be damaged.
The roof has always been good to you, so now it’s your turn to repay the favor by giving your roof the royal treatment it deserves. Adding annual roofing maintenance check to your fall to-do list will save you time and money.