Not all signs of roof damage are obvious. Small leaks and cracks can go unnoticed, and lead to greater and more expensive problems. Pritchett Bros can spot the signs of pending roof failure. Your home improvement company shares five warning signs here to help you react as needed.
1. Missing Shingles
Missing shingles open up your house to severe weather, heat, cold and moisture. Such exposure can lead to roof leaks, structural damage and dry rot. Ask your roofer to inspect your roof to assess if the extent of the damage needs a roof replacement or repair.
2. Extensive Granule Loss
The extent of mineral granule loss can signal the end of an asphalt shingle roof life. An extensive shingle granule loss usually signals a roof leak. Pritchett Bros, your gutters and roof expert, can tell you if you already need a roof replacement.
3. Ceiling Stains
Water stains on the ceiling after a storm is a sign of serious, rather than minor, roof problems. For water to leak onto the ceiling, there has to be a large leak or a situation that’s been going on for some time.
4. Excessive Moss
Moss growth on an asphalt shingle roof can raise the shingles up and allow water under the shingles. This causes the decking to rot and the roof to leak. Water buildup makes the roof at risk of more rotting and leaking. This signals the need for roof replacement.
5. Ice Dams
Ice dams block snowmelt and push the water back up into your shingles. They can cause roof leaks that would affect your ceilings, walls and insulation. The extent of the roof leak can signal the need for roof replacement.
Pritchett Bros is your trusted siding and gutters company. We will assess these warning signs on your roof and determine if they warrant a roof replacement. Our service covers Bloomington, IN, and nearby areas. Call us at (812) 275-3185 for consultation and estimate.