Our roof is arguably one of the most important components of our home. It’s there to protect us from the elements, it keeps pests and rodents out, and it offers us more security. With that said, a roof is generally something that we forget about maintaining because we kind of just expect it to work. We don’t really know much about how a roof works, what it’s made from, or even the signs that we should fix it up or even replace it.
So in this post, we’re going to take a look at a couple of considerations to keep in mind if you’re thinking about fixing up your roof. We’ll be looking at some signs that point to dangers on your roof that need to be addressed, and also explain why they’re important.
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Is there a lot of moss growing on your roof?
Moss on your roof generally isn’t a huge concern to people. In fact, many see it as aesthetically pleasing, especially if you live in a rural location. However, moss can actually be problematic because if it’s left to grow, it can start degrading your roof and weakening it. This ultimately shortens the lifespan of your roof and makes it susceptible to damage. Cleaning moss from your roof is fairly easy if you have the right tools, but it might be something you need to contact a local specialist about. Otherwise, something like a garden hose and a ladder is usually good enough to clean the moss from your roof. You may also need a brush to scrub away stubborn pieces of moss.
Are there cracked, curled, or missing shingles and tiles?
The most common sign that your roof needs a replacement is the absence of tiles and shingles. However, if you also notice cracked tiles and shingles, then it usually means that your roof is starting to get old and nearing the end of its lifespan. In this situation, a roof replacement is usually the best solution. Replacing a single tile or shingle will last a while, but eventually, more of them will start warping and eventually break off. It’s best that you replace your entire roof sooner than later so that you can prevent this from happening. It may sound expensive, but it’s cheaper than replacing individual tiles and shingles again and again.
Do you notice staining on your interior walls?
One of the risks of having a weak or damaged roof is that it can let water into your home. When this happens, the interior walls of your home may get stained or discoloured. This usually means that water damage is affecting your walls because water is seeping through the cracks of your roof and dripping down into the structure of your home. While there are some solutions to this, such as sealing the potential leaks, fixing your roof is arguably the best way to get around this problem. Moisture problems can be difficult to fix, so it’s a good idea to stop the problem at its roots.