A wise person once said: one ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. This is especially true when it comes to the maintenance of your roof. A solid roof is an important component of your home because it provides protection from the natural elements and ensures that your home stays warm and cozy.
But roofs, just like any other part of your house, get older with time and will eventually show signs of wear and tear. Neglecting and delaying the repair of your roof is never a good idea and you shouldn’t wait until the problem is at its worse to finally replace your roof.
Let’s take a look at the 3 most damaging things that can happen when you wait to replace your roof.
1. Your shingles are in disarray
If you’re like most homeowners, you have a roof made of shingles. Which is great, because shingles often give a precise indication about the condition of your roof. Your roof is in trouble when you notice that:
- Your shingles are curling
- Your shingles are buckling
- Your shingles are cracking
- Or even worse, entire shingles are missing
These are all signs that indicate that your roof has surpassed its life expectancy and is in dire need of a replacement. Even when only a handful of shingles are in a bad condition, it is important to still seek out professional help because your roof may still be in jeopardy. Chances are that the remaining shingles are not in great shape either.
2. You’re finding granules in the gutter.
A roof that hasn’t been maintained or repaired in years will have weak granules which will eventually fall into the gutter. Granules act as a protective layer to keep the sun off your shingles. When the granules fall off the shingles they start to bake and the quality decreases. This clearly indicates that your roof is defective and needs to be replaced quickly.
3. Your roof is leaking
The worst effect of neglecting your roof and the clearest sign that your roof needs to be replaced is leakage. Once the roof has started to leak, it will only get worse until it is repaired or fully replaced. Eventually, you will find light, rain, cold air, and snow in your attic
As you can see, it is crucial to always be attentive when it comes to your roof as this is the only way you will know whether your roof needs to be repaired or replaced. Don’t be alarmed if you notice a small curl or one missing shingle as that can easily be replaced. However, do take it seriously when you notice that a large number of shingles are in disarray, your roof is starting to leak, or both.
If you are in need of professional roofing services, look no further than TSpark Enterprises. Please don’t hesitate to call us at (850) 766-1340 or simply shoot us an email at [email protected] Conquer All Peaks!