The fall will be here soon and with that means rain Tristate urges you to check your roof today before it's to late!!!!
2. Missing, cracked, or curled shingles
If you see that your shingles are dry or practically break when touched, that means they have reached the end of their useful life and it’s time to invest in a new roof.
3. Dark, “dirty-looking” areas on your roof
This could mean your roof has vegetation, fungus, mold, or algae growth, or that the shingles’ protective granules have been lost. This doesn’t mean you need to replace your roof, but these stains can reduce curb appeal. Cleaning the shingles is an option, but that could shorten their life.
4. Stains on interior ceilings and walls; mold or mildew growth
If you see stains or, even worse, mold growth inside your home, it may be caused by inadequate or faulty shingle underlayment that is allowing water to seep into the house. Inadequate ventilation could also be the culprit, which causes excessive moisture— conditions in which mold and mildew thrive.
5. Your warranty
Review your home improvement records to see how long ago the roof was replaced or re-shingled. Knowing when it was installed offers insight into how much life your roof has left.
6. The flashing around vents, skylights, and chimneys seals the seams of the roof from rain and weather
Examine these points make sure there are no cracks or breaks, which could lead to leaks in older homes, flashing is often made of roof cement or tar, but it's a good idea to upgrade to a metal flashing system for added durability.
If your roof is showing any of these warning signs give us a call today at (206) 400-0091 to schedule a free roofing estimate or Click below!
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