If proper attention is not given to the roof, it may cause higher energy bills, large amounts of damage, or even worse, extremely big repair bills
Philadelphia, PA -- (SBWIRE) -- 03/27/2014 -- When it comes to roof repairs, there are the fun ones; updating a kitchen or planting a garden, and the not-so-fun runs; for example, repairing the roof. However, roof repairs are an essential part of keeping a home safe. In fact if proper attention is not given to the roof, it may cause higher energy bills, large amounts of damage, or even worse, extremely big repair bills.
In order to keep a roof in excellent condition, for many years, it is important for homeowners to know when it is time to call a roof repair professional. Some tips are highlighted here.
Missing or Loose Shingles
Age, intense summer heat, rain and wind can all cause the shingles on a roof to separate. If there are any areas where shingles are missing, curled, cracked or blistered, the roof is much more susceptible to damage due to inclement weather. If any of these signs are noticed, calling a roofing repair professional right away is essential.
Exposed or Loose Nails
While this is a small problem, it is a very important one. If there are any exposed, missing or loose nails, then it means that there is an open hole in the surface of the roof. If there is an exposed nail, then it will allow water to go beneath the head of the nail, causing water damage to the roof, and potentially the interior ceiling and walls of a home.
Interior Water Damage
If there is discoloration due to leaks from the ceiling when it is raining, or water stains present on the ceiling and walls along with a “sagging” appearance of the ceilings, there is likely either roof damage or a problem with roof ventilation, both issues requiring professional attention.
If you have noticed a dip in the structure of your roof at either the ridges, slope or between the rafters in the attic, it likely means that your roof is under a large amount of strain due to excessive weight. This additional weight may be the result of multiple layers of shingles, which is a sign of past roof repair, or due to cases of persistent moisture. If you have a roof that appears to be sagging, it means that you will need to invest in roof replacement.
If the gutters are filled with debris or leaves, then the water from the roof will be unable to drain and instead be accumulating in puddles. This extra weight may cause the drains and gutters to begin the pull away from the structure, causing several different types of water damage.
The fact is that taking care of the roof should be at the top of any home maintenance list each season. Noticing and preventing issues with the help of a roof repair professional will help avoid expensive repairs in the future.
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