Your roof is intended to protect you from the elements. As an added bonus, it can make your home look nice. But like with many parts of your home, even your roof will need repair from time to time. If you’re wondering if you need roof repair, here are three signs you probably do.
#1 Ceiling Stains
If you start noticing water stains on your ceiling, or stains that run across your walls, then chances are you’re experiencing a leaky roof. With leaky roofs, tracing down the root cause of the problem is often a more tedious task than actually solving the problem itself since there are so many factors that could be responsible. Still, if you’re noticing ceiling stans, then you should search for the cause immediately. If the leak goes unchecked, it could easily result in issues such as mold, rotten framing, damaged insulation, and ceilings, all of which are costly, not to mention unsafe.
#2 Loose Materials
Not everyone gets a ladder and looks at their roof on the weekend, but sometimes, you should. Loose materials on your roof let you know that something is wrong. If you’re noticing nails, shingles, or other pieces of your roof coming loose or falling off, there’s a larger issue somewhere, and your best move is to call a roofing company to take a look and diagnose the problem.
Although signs of sagging might not be instantly noticeable, you should keep an eye out, particularly if you have an older roof installed (especially with those roofs that were constructed with rafters instead of trusses). Typically, signs of sagging are the most visible at the lower end of your roof, and inside your attic. A sagging roof that isn’t quickly replaced can lead to caving, or even roof collapse, putting your family in danger and your belongings at risk of being destroyed.
Get a Free Roof Evaluation
If you’re concerned about your roof and aren’t sure if you need a new roof or roof repair, our team will be happy to help. We’ve been in the roofing industry for a long time, and we can easily recognize the signs that your roof needs repair. To find out if you need roof repair for your home, request a free roof evaluation today. At HW Roofing, our roofing company services those in St. Augustine, Nocatee, Ponte Vedra, Jacksonville, and the surrounding communities in Northeast FL.