When it comes to the roof on your home knowing when it starts to fail can give you a huge advantage and also save you lots of money. When a roof fails it’s usually not just the roof that is damaged. When a roof fails it usually allows water to enter the home and when that happens there can be damage to other areas of the home. Getting a roofing inspection on your home can help locate and stop this problem but you’ll also need to learn some of the tips included in this article to notice what happens when a roof starts to fail. If you learn your roof is in need of repair or replacement then getting a roof repair contractor in South Lyon Michigan can help install a new roof or repair your home’s old roof.
Warning Signs Your Roof Needs to Be Replaced
One of the warning signs that most people overlook is damage that is already occurring in the home. If you notice dark areas in the ceilings where water may have discolored the drywall then chances are your home’s roof is leaking and will need repair. Here at Michigan’s Just Best Roofing we’ve compiled a list of things you’ll also want to look for when you suspect your home’s roof may not be performing the way it should and possibly needs replacing.
Missing Pieces of Roofing Materials Found on the Lawn
One of the worst enemies of asphalt shingles that are installed on a home is wind and storms. The wind can get under these asphalt shingles and cause them to break into pieces and fall off the roof. Usually when this happens there will be bits and pieces strewn about on the lawn at your home. You may also find pieces of shingles in gutters and near downspouts. This usually occurs after a storm has passed and the wind has broken areas of the roof and caused the damage. Make sure the pieces that you find are from your home by matching the color of the pieces to your home’s roof shingles. You can possibly have your neighbors roofing falling into your home’s lawn.
Make sure the pieces that you find are from your home by matching the color of the pieces to your home’s roof shingles. You can possibly have your neighbors roofing falling into your home’s lawn.
Discolorations on the Roofing Materials
You may not find bits or pieces of shingles in your home’s lawn but they may not be present but that doesn’t mean that damage hasn’t occurred. Sometimes the shingles can get caught in areas like gutters or be blown away. Typically, when the roof is damaged by wind breaking shingles off there is small discolorations where the shingles that were blown off is located. So when you look at your home’s roof be sure to look for spots that are discolored from the rest of the roof. Typically the spots will be rectangular in shape and much darker than surrounding shingles.
Curled Shingles on the Roof
Another big problem with asphalt shingles as they get older is they start to curl at the edges. When this starts to happen on your home’s roof it’s time to replace the roof and the shingles are likely at the end of their life. This curling can cause the shingles to get damaged more easily by storms and they will be more brittle as well which means the roof will likely be damaged by storms and wind even if they are not severe in nature.
Get a Roofing Inspection Done
If you’re concerned about your home’s roof and it’s current condition you can always get a roof inspection done on the home. Getting a roof inspection done on your home can stop some of the problems that can develop into roof leaks later. In fact, it’s a good idea to get a roof inspection done on your home’s roof annually to ensure it’s ready to protect your home and family all year. For folks living in the Livingston county area of Michigan be sure to check out Livingston Roof Pros which offers full residential roofing services including roofing inspections for your home.