Your roof is one of the most important parts of your home as it provides protection for you and everyone else in the home. Sometimes, an indication that it’s time for a new roof may not be obvious. Replacing your roof may seem daunting and stressful, but it could save you money in the long run. If you’re planning to sell your home, it can also add value to the home. Although a roof can be replaced at any time, there are occasions where it’s unavoidable. It’s important to know when to replace your roof and what warning signs to look for.
- Your Roof Has Saggy or Droopy Spots
If you’re seeing sagging or drooping areas of your roof, it’s likely time for it to be replaced. Sagging or dropping of the roof can indicate that there is a leak in the roof, or the quality of the structure is low. When the wood base of the roof gets damaged from water or is low quality materials, the structure can become weak and cause the roof to sag in those spots. It’s important to get a professional to inspect the roof if you are seeing these indicators or a poor structure.
- Your Roof is Leaking
If you suspect leaking of your roof, it’s important to get it inspected by a professional as soon as possible. A leaking roof can lead to structural damage in the frame of the roof, the structure of your home, your siding, or other areas. Leaking in the roof can lead to major damage and costly repairs, so it’s best to have a professional look at the structure before it’s too late.
- Your Chimney Flashing is Damaged of Defective
The chimney flashing is the material that wraps around your homes chimney to seal the area from outside elements like rain. If you are experiencing a chimney flashing problem, it can lead to leaking in the attic and rotting to the roof’s structure. If the damage is done, you will have to replace the roof. If there is no damage under the roof, you may be able to fix the problem without having to replace the entire roof. If you’re hiring a contractor, be sure they have experience in repairing chimneys or roofing systems that have chimneys.
- You Can See Sunlight Through the Roof
If you can see spots of sunlight in the attic area under the roof structure, this will let you know that you need a roof replacement. Spots of sunlight coming through the roof indicates that there is a hole in the system. This is a major problem because a hole in the system will allow rainfall, animals, and moisture to get into the home and damage the structure. It’s best to call a contractor immediately to get the problem fixed.
If you attempt to inspect your roof and are still unsure if a roof replacement is needed, call us at B&F Southern Solutions in Corsicana, Texas. Our contractors have a wide range of skills and knowledge to address any issues that you may have will your roofing system. We’ll do all we can to ensure that your home and family are protected to your standards.