Warning Signs That your Roof is Failing
The most common and obvious sign you need a new roof is water leakage. This damage starts in the attic and in serve cases can then appear in the rooms below the attic space. The best way to prevent leaks from spreading from the attic to the spaces below is to have your attic inspected at least once a year. Just because your roof looks fine on the outside does not mean it is on the inside.
If you do not have an attic but have noticed water stains or sagging in your ceiling you could have a leaking roof.
Loose or Missing Shingles
Shingles coming loose from your home or getting blown away can become a big problem to your roof. Shingles help protect the roof from weather related damage. If your roof is missing even one shingle you may need a section of your roof replaced.
Roof shingles have a fine granular covering on them to protect the tar surface and it also helps the shingles look nice. When this granular surface is worn away the underneath is exposed to elements of weather and can cause serious problems to your roof. If your shingles are missing that granular texture then you may need to replace your roof.
Drip Drop Drip
If you hear dripping sounds in your home then you may need a professional roofing contractor to come and inspect your home. That dripping sound could be coming from your roof.
Roof buckling happens when attics are not properly ventilated. When an attic space is not properly ventilated heat and moisture can be trapped in this space causing severe damage to the roof.
Many Layers of Shingles
It use to be common place to replace shingles on a roof on top of old shingles. While some parts of the country still install new shingles on top of old shingles it is becoming less common. If your roof is on multi layers of shingles it could be time to replace your whole roof. Keep in mind that second layer shingles only last about 7 to 10 years.
Roofs that have had any kind of storm damage develop fractures over time. If your home experiences extreme weather year after year it is important to have your roof inspected at least once a year.
This could be an issue from your attic and the insulation. If you do not have a proper insulation in your attic heat could be escaping melting snow on your roof then freezing in your gutters causing ice build-up.