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Your roof isn’t really something you want to have serious problems with. A failure in your roof can cause water to leak into your home causing subsequent water damage. In more serious cases, your roof can cave in damaging the structural integrity of your home and even put you or your family in danger. Luckily, this is something that can be easily avoided if you take the necessary steps. A large amount of the roofing repairs we do at Decor Construction in the Tulsa are could have been avoided if problems in these roofs had been noticed earlier. Below are five signs for you to look out for that your roof may be in need of repairs.
First off, you should stop and evaluate how old your roof actually is. The agreement among most experts is that the typical roof usually lasts somewhere between 20 and 25 years. Three factors that can shorten or lengthen the length of your roof are whether the old roof was removed, whether you only have only 1 layer of shingles, and if your roof is properly ventilated.
Curling And Buckling Shingles
If you have curled or buckling shingles on your roof this may be a sign that you need a new roof. Look at the slopes of your home that get direct sunlight and if you notice the shingles are curling and losing granules, it could mean the shingles are past their life expectancy. There could also be a possibility that the roof is defective.
A sure sign you need a new roof is if you have singles that are falling apart or altogether missing in some areas. One of the most important parts of your roof is its valleys. These valleys are susceptible to having high levels of snow and rain flood through them. You could be subject to roof leaks if this becomes too serious.
Daylight Through Your Roof Boards
This is pretty obvious, but if you notice any light coming through your roof boards you’ve got a problem. You are more likely to notice this in your attic so you should check your attic periodically to ensure this isn’t the case for you.
Moss thrives in areas on your roof that doesn’t get much sunlight. The problem with moss is that it can hold moisture against the roof surface which can damage it over time. You can easily brush this moss off. However, it may grow back so you should check periodically to any moss growing on your roof.
Now that you know what to look out for, if you notice any of these things mentioned above, do something about it! The longer you let your roof go in need of repairs the more likely it is your expenses will increase or that your roof will need to be replaced entirely. So if you see any issues with your roof call Decor Construction in Tulsa today!