Signs of Roof Leaks That Should Not Be Replaced
When is it time to replace the roof on your home? As a full service roofing company, provide:
Full roof inspections. When roof inspections are done, they identify problems before they become expensive and difficult to repair. They also prevent roof leaks, deterioration, and water damage from occurring during severe storms. These inspections also show shingles wear and tear, as well as the number of shingles needed on a roof to cover the amount of roof space.
Roof inspections also identify weak spots that pose a risk for roofing repairs, such as weak ceiling materials. If these problems are not addressed, they will eventually need replacement. Over time, these weak spots can expand and weaken the structure of the home, causing it to leak. If water damage is present, roof inspections will show if there are cracks in the roof, missing shingles, or signs of leaking. It’s important to identify these problems early on before they become larger and more expensive to fix. If you don’t replace roofing repairs when they’re necessary, you may end up replacing the entire structure instead of just the damaged portions.
Roof leak detection. It’s important to have a qualified and experienced roofer perform roof leak repairs and replacements on homes with two or more stories. This is especially true for skylights and other structures that sit at an angle between the roof and the wall. The presence of a skylight or a vent that’s missing can indicate the presence of a leak. A qualified roofing specialist can often find and fix these leaks at a reasonable price.
Light coming through holes. When there are holes around fixtures, such as skylights, hot water heaters, and toilets, there’s a good chance that more light is leaking through. One of the signs that this is the case is when the light coming through is weaker than the usual. Also, the light is dimmer than usual. This can mean a few different things, but in most cases it’s a sign that the hole or vent has been repaired. In light situations, repairing these leaks is more expensive and difficult than simply replacing the light fixture.
Signs of mold and mildew. Mold and mildew are symptoms of water damage that has gone unchecked. If the dampness is persistent and has caused some significant damage to your home’s interior, it’s likely that your roof has also suffered some damage. Signs of mildew include a musty odor, moisture on carpet, wood floors, and a discoloration or yellowing of paint. If the damage is due to a mold outbreak, it’s important to have your roof inspected by a professional to determine if there is any damage to the inside of your home from the roof. In these instances, it’s often best to replace the entire roof as well as the pipes and ductwork to ensure that you’re completely protected.