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Recognizing a Healthy Roof vs. an Unhealthy Roof

Jun 12, 2017
 

Recognizing a Healthy Roof vs. an Unhealthy Roof

Jun 12, 2017
Recognizing a Healthy Roof vs. an Unhealthy Roof

 

Roofing Quality

As a homeowner, one of the biggest investments you’ll make in your property is going to be your roof. Making sure that you not only have a high-quality roof is important but making sure that roof is always maintained is equally important. Getting a great roof means choosing a quality roofer that is not only certified but insured. Look for a roofer that offers warranties on their labor and products to be sure that you’re covered if anything should happen.  

In order to ensure that your roof is always in its best shape, it’s important that you educate yourself on what a healthy roof looks like as well as what an unhealthy roof looks like. Here are some of the top signs that your roof is damaged, as well as some other signs that can show underlying issues as well.

Your Shingles are Peeling

This is typically a sign of an old roof, but it can also be a sign of improper installation as well. It’s important to keep an eye out for this, as peeling shingles are ineffective shingles.

Missing Shingles

This is yet another sign of aging or improper installation. Take a look at your roof to see if there are any missing shingles. Take note of where you see the issue and be sure to contact a roofing contractor about your next steps. Trying to fix the issue yourself could lead to further damage, costing you even more money.

Sinking Roofs

Roofs should be flat and the only angles you should see are where the valleys meet. Other than that, if your roof is sunken in in certain areas, your roof is actually a hazard at this point. Call a roofer as soon as possible if you notice this issue in your roof.

Granules in the Gutter

Believe it or not, gutters are just as much a part of your roof as the shingles are. Making sure that you keep your gutters clean is of the utmost importance to the health of your roof and as you clean them, be sure to keep an eye out for any granules in them. If you notice excessive amounts of granules in your gutters, it could be time for a new roof.

What Does a Healthy Roof Look Like?

In a nutshell, a healthy roof is clearly free of issues. Here are some characteristics of a healthy roof.

Completely Flat

A healthy roof will have steep angles from top to the sides. It won’t have any dips or valleys in it, and it’s important that you keep an eye out for this. A great way to spot dips in your roof is with water. If water is gathering in certain areas on the roof, you might need a roof replacement.

Flashing is Intact

The point of flashing is to direct water away from the roof. If your roofing is damaged it can actually cause costly leaks. Healthy flashing is effective and you can see it working for you by watching water run along them the way they are intended.

Rich Shingles

An old roof will have faded shingles. If your roof is fairly young it won’t need a replacement, and a great sign that your roof isn’t old is shingles that still have a lot of rich colors and look like new.

Now that you know how to spot problems with your roof, be sure to take a look. If you happen to notice any issues with your roof, don’t hesitate to contact our roofing company. We have the expertise to provide you with roof repairs, roof installations and replacements. We offer two different types of roofs, metal and shingle, so you not only get quality in the roofing services you receive from us, you receive a great product that will last you for years to come.

Not only should you invest money into your roof, you should invest time. Make sure you’re paying close attention to your roof, your attic, and your gutters to ensure the health and longevity of your roof.

With your efforts and continued maintenance, you can rest assured your roof will be healthy. Give our roofing company today and find out why we’re Palm Bay’s Top Rated Local® Roofer.

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