A home is not much without a protective, sturdy roof over your family’s head. In order to keep yourself and your family safe, it is important to properly care for your roof. The roof needs to be replaced in a timely fashion to achieve this. There are a number of problems that comes up with an older roof. The signs your older roof is going to need replacing sooner rather than later is what we at Montgomery Roofing would like to share today.
Constant Roof Leaks
Old roofs are more prone to leaks due to years of damage. It is important to carefully inspect the interior of your roofing area for any potential leaks. When it comes to water damage, untreated roofing leaks can put your home and its very foundation at risk of decay. It can also lead to the growth of mold, which is especially dangerous for those with breathing problems, such as asthma, along with multitude of health problems.
Beams of Light Shine Through Roof
While inspecting the interior area of your roof for leaks, also check for beams of light that shine through any holes in the roof. During sunny daylight hours for obvious reasons, it is best to do this inspection. It is not uncommon to find light beams shining through, a roof that needs to be repaired or replaced.
Roof Deterioration & Decay
If you find that your roof is sagging or dripping with condensation, your roof is likely rotting. If in the event your roof is decaying or soaked with water, it is advised to replace the entire roof. The rotting roof is unsightly in addition to being dangerous. Where rot is involved, the integrity of the structure becomes compromised. It is not good for the health of your family as well as mold flourish in decayed materials.
Damaged Roof Shingles
If your shingles are damaged, a prominent sign that your roof needs to be replaced. Roof shingles can become cracked, curled, or can go missing due to weather conditions. Storm-related damage is very common, even among newly installed roofs, unfortunately. Before it leads to more serious issues it is vital to repair this damage right away.
Unwanted Vegetation Growth on Roof
Since most plant growth can be easily spotted from the outside of your roof, make sure to also check the interior of your roof for the growth of moss and other unwanted plant material. Serious problems can develop due to such growths. If you notice excessive plant growth around your roof or even inside of your home, you likely need to replace the roof in its entirety.
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Especially if your roof is aging even if your roof looks good from the ground view, it is important to regularly inspect your roof. It is recommended to thoroughly inspect your roof twice a year, once in the spring and then again in the fall. Ultimately, routine maintenance is the only way to ensure that a healthy roof is kept over your family’s head. Montgomery Roofing is readily available to provide quality services, no matter if you need to roof repairs, maintenance, replacements, or simple inspections in the Greater Waco, Texas area.