A leak in your roof is a major sign that you need a new roof or repairs to your roof at least. Even a small leak can grow and become a major problem. Roof leaks occur for many reasons, ranging from worn out materials to storm damage. As roofing materials weaken, water is able to seep through the shingles and into the rest of the house causing major damage. Small leaks can be repaired but in most cases small leaks go undetected until they are much larger and require a bigger fix.
Most shingle damage is obvious from the ground. Shingles are the gateway to your roof system so if you notice damage, then it is probably time for a new roof. A good way to tell if there is damage is to look at the slopes of your home that get direct sunlight and if you notice the shingles are curling or buckle then you have a problem. If there are cracked shingles all over your roof in different spots then this is a sign that roof replacement is necessary. Mossy shingles also can be detrimental to a roof as it spreads it brings moisture with it, which can set into the wood underneath the shingles causing rot.
Your roof lines should be straight and strong, so if you notice dipping, curving, or visible sagging it is important to get your roof looked at. Sagging in your roof is a sign your decking (support structure that holds the roof) is weakened from moisture. If you decide to go up on your roof to check on it and it feels spongy or like your walking on a trampoline, get off. It is important to act quickly to fix the problem before it gets worse, a sagging roofline can lead to partial or complete cave in.
If your roof is over 20 years old, your home is due for a roof replacement. If you purchased the house without knowing when the roof was replaced, chances are you neighbors replace their roof at around the same frequency. Do not wait for your roof to fail and leaks tp appear because the damage will increase the cost of your roof replacement. if the neighbors are replacing their roofs then give us a call for a free quote and we will check your roof for signs that it needs replacement.
Whether your roof is aging, you can see signs of damage, or the roof recently sustained a heavy storm, it’s important to act fast when you suspect a problem! In many cases, roof damage can be repaired if it’s caught early, but if left alone, it can progress quickly. Scheduling an inspection with a residential roofing company is the best way to determine if a repair will be enough to fix the damage, or if you need a new roof. These inspections are usually free, and don’t require a commitment.
If you suspect you need a new roof in Ann Arbor, our team of experts would be glad to help you! All That Roofing & More is a residential roofing company that specializes in roof replacements and roof repairs. Give us a call at (833) 766-3734 to schedule a free estimate, and get started on your next roofing project today!