Roof Repair or replacement: Early signs your roof is failing

Maybe you’ve had a lot of rain pelting your roof this winter. Maybe you’ve had a leak in your attic. Maybe you know you need to do a roof replacement or repair project this summer.

Whatever the reason, you might be wondering if you need a roof replacement or repair in 2018 or if you can wait for another year. At Williams Roofing our roofing experts know how important it is to have a durable, secure roof on your home.

But how do you know if your roof is failing and needs replacement? Few homeowners know when it’s clear they need a roof replacement or repair. However, there are warning signs that you should never ignore:


Are you seeing shingle granules in your gutters or landscaping? Do you notice if your shingles are curling, buckling or lifting? Are you missing shingles? If you see issues with your shingles, you might want to consider an inspection by a reputable roofing company.


One of the initial questions you should ask if you are questioning if you need a roof replacement or repair is: How old is my roof? Most roofs with asphalt shingles last 20-25 years. If your roof is getting up there in age, you might want to consider replacing it before a larger, costlier, issue arises.


Take a look in your attic. Do you see daylight? Signs of water leaks or damage? Wet insulation or spongy boards? You might have a leak or other ventilation issues. These issues could indicate a slightly more urgent need; so have them checked out ASAP by a roofing professional.


If mold and moss has grown outside your roof, then tiles could force themselves apart; creating a gap that lets in water. Deal with this as soon as you can.   If you don’t, bacteria and fungi could grow and cause water damage to your roof. If you find lots of problematic moldy areas, a roof replacement may be required.


Loose flashing is another common problem; having loose flashing can cause water to seep, leak inside your walls and ceilings and cause extensive damage such as mold and mildew growth and rotted wood, which can cause irreparable damage to your roofing structure.

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Summer is just around the corner, so if you are in need of a roof replacement or repair schedule an inspection with our experts today.