Is It Time For A New Roof? – 5 Signs To Look Out For
Your roof is the most important element in your house. It keeps your house complete and holds it together. Here in Atlanta Georgia, you can experience all 4 seasons in one week, so you’ll never know how that will affect your roof. It’s best to check on your roof every once in a while for warning signs to get a new roof. For help on getting a new roof, contact DOM Restoration & Roofing.
What are the warning signs?
From the hot UV rays from the southern heat to high winds, it can cause the shingles to curl and lose structural integrity. The curled pieces will break off and potentially cause the roof to leak.
- Roof age
Due to aging, the shingles on the roof can split up in the middle and can leave a crack.
- Water marks on the ceiling
If you are noticing water marks on the ceiling it is immediate that you go ahead and replace your roof. It gives it away that it’s a leaky roof.
- Algae Growth
Before the algae grows, it’s best to install a zinc strip along the ridge of the roof to prevent it from growing. However, if the algae already appears, the shingles could fail prematurely.
5.) Damaged chimney flashing
Flashing is a thin layer of waterproof material. If your flashing is damaged, moisture could go through to your attic causing water damage.
What should you do?
- Always check your shingles
- Upgrade to a metal flashing system for added durability.
- Check the surface for signs of trapped moisture, rotting boards, or sagging spots. Especially at the lowest points on the roof.
Don’t worry, When in doubt, contact us, DOM Restoration & Roofing at get a professional opinion.