The roof of your home is essential in keeping your home safe from the elements. If a roof is damaged or reached the end of its lifespan and goes undetected, the results can be thousands of dollars in property damage. That’s why it’s so important to know what you’re looking for as far as signs are concerned that point to a roof that is in trouble. Lifeline Home Inspections is here to share some of the warning sign as that every homeowner should be aware of so that a roof in trouble can be repaired or replaced before you have to spend more money on other property damage as a result.
Age of Roof
You can tell a lot by the age of the roof. Most homeowners who have a roof that is constructed of quality products, can expect to get about 25 years out of their roof before facing replacement. If you know your roof is getting close to that number, you should be vigilant in checking on it to ensure there aren’t any problems that are starting to develop. If your roof is old and you are questioning its condition, you can call on roofing professionals to inspect it for you.
Cracking, Curling & Buckling Shingles
Your shingles should lay flat on your roof if they are in good condition. Even though most shingles are made to last, there are certain conditions that can cause them to break down faster than you would expect. If they are in constant extreme heat, hailstorms, high winds and other severe weather on a regular basis, the materials that make up your shingles can start to break down and leave you with shingles that are compromised.
Sagging Roof Ridge or Between Trusses etc
You should not be able to see sagging when you look at your roof. Any sagging in the roof lines means that the structural integrity has been compromised. Some of the causes for a sagging roof may be termite infestation, water damage or even mold. If you notice this problem, it is important that you take action quickly for safety reasons.
Water should not be able to get into your attic if your roof is in good condition. The roof and the gutter system on your home should be doing their job to move excess moisture away from the home to keep it safe from damage. If you have noticed any water spots on your ceilings, it is a big sign that there is a leak somewhere that needs your attention.
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A roof that is having problems can cause significant damage to your home and stand in the way of selling your house. As home inspectors, Lifeline Home Inspections frequently sees damage that can be caused by a roof that has been in disrepair. If you are buying or selling a home, you can count on us to help you know for sure that the roof of the home that you are interested in is in good condition. Call us today!