3 Signs That Your Roof Needs a Bit of Love

How often do you look at your roof and think to yourself “wow, I really need to replace it!”. In fact, how often do you even look up that high on your house? Very rarely do we even bother looking towards that direction because our roof is supposed to be sturdy. It’s quite literally the only thing keeping out the weather and rodents from entering the loft, and it does a lot to improve our safety when we’re at home. It goes without saying that the roof over your head is incredibly important for a number of reasons, but you need to know how to take care of it if you want it to take care of you. So in order to give back to your roof, here are three signs that show you need to give it a bit more love.

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Missing or warped shingles

 

Many people attribute warped tiles and shingles to cosmetic problems, but it’s actually a lot more worrying than that. Warped and missing shingles usually indicates that your roof is suffering a lot of damage, either from the heat warping it, or water getting into the cracks and then freezing, thus expanding and damaging the tiles. If you notice tiles literally falling off your roof or missing shingles, then you need to contact a roofing service immediately. These problems can snowball and create larger issues if you aren’t careful, and it can ultimately lead to a weaker roof that will leak water or let rodents in.

Trash in your gutters

 

If your roof is fairly low or has trees hanging over it, then it’s not uncommon to see sticks, leaves and other debris in your gutters. However, unless you’re cleaning this on a regular basis, you’ll find that the trash can quickly pile up and create a lot of issues such as flooding or water damage. It can get quite nasty cleaning gutters especially if it has been a while since you last flushed them out, so consider hiring gutter cleaning services to do the work for you. They’ll get it done faster and more efficiently than you could. Although it does cost a bit of money, it’ll save you a lot of hassle and ultimately help to maintain the quality of your roof. The more you neglect this, the more likely your gutters will spill out water or develop moss on your roof.

 

Stains and damage inside your home

A leaky roof will ultimately let in a lot of water and moisture. This usually develops into mold or mildew growth and it can start affecting the walls and ceilings of your home. This is often the case if your roof has suffered damage due to adverse weather, such as heavy wind or rain. Apart from replacing your roof, there’s not much you can really do unless the damage is localized to the certain area on your roof. However, this is usually not the case and once the damage has seeped into your home, it’s a good idea to replace the entire thing as soon as possible.

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