10 Warning Signs Of A Failing Roof

roof repairAre you worried there is something wrong with your roof? Well, here are the top 10 warning signs that your roof is failing.

1. Missing Or Loose Shingles

Loose or missing shingles can be caused by storm damage or if you have an old roof. In such a scenario, the loose or missing shingles will ruin the entire roofing structure.

2. Curling, Blistering, Dry Or Cracking Shingles

If you notice any of the following things on your shingles, there is something wrong. It could be that they have reached the end of their lifespan and you need to install a new roof. High humidity levels are also likely to cause blistering (especially because of contact with too much moisture). It is caused by poor ventilation systems in the roofing structure.

3. Sagging Roof

There are a few things responsible for a sagging roof. For instance the entire roofing structure in Woodbury, MN could be deteriorating and weak. On the other hand, the roof could have been installed wrongly. Also, there is a chance that the roof is supporting too much weight such as ice or snow. If you notice a sagging roof, you need to consider replacing it immediately. Failure to do this would result in collapsing of the entire roof.

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4. Dark Or Dirty Areas On The Roof

Dark spots on roof will appear if there are loose granules on the shingles. It’s a sign that the shingles are very old and should be replaced. It could also be a sign of moss or algae growing on your roof. Make sure it is removed immediately to avoid further damage.

5. Granules Present In Gutters

If you notice any granules in the gutters, it’s a sign that the shingles are old and need to be replaced. Note that, as they get older, shingles will start losing granules.

6. Exposed Or Loose Nail Heads

Are the nails popping out of the place? Well, the spaces and holes near the nails are susceptible to penetration of water leading to leaks in your roof. The moisture will damage your roof, forcing you to replace it sooner than planned.

7. Water Damage In Your Home Or Attic
Is there water leaking inside your home or in the attic? Well, it’s a sign that the shingle underlayment is damaged. It could also signify deterioration of the flashing on your roof. Improper roof ventilation will most likely cause mold and mildew inside your home, especially in the attic.

8. Missing Or Damaged Flashing

Flashing is usually placed around the intersections between your roof and projections such as the chimney. If the flashing is damaged or broken, it’s very easy for water to lean into your home causing a lot of damage to the underlying roofing structure.

9. The Roof Is More Than 20 Years Old

The lifespan of an asphalt shingle roof is 20 to 25 years so you need to replace it after that time. If the roof was installed on top of another roof, you need to replace it much sooner.

10. Increased Heating And Cooling Bills

If you are paying very high utility bills, it could be a sign of poor ventilation in the attic or a damaged roof.

Contact us immediately if you notice any of the following signs on your roof. We can handle roof repair and replacement issues to keep your home safe. Call us today and get a price estimate!