5 Signs You Might Need a Roof Replacement

The roof is the first line of defense in your home. Since it protects you from all weather, a lot of damage and wear and tear can happen overtime. Today, we are going over some signs that a roof replacement might be needed. And if you are in the Bloomington area, when to contact a roofing company.

Signs to look out for are:

  1. Curled or missing shingles

These can be noticed right away, since its easier to spot missing or curled shingles from the first floor. Missing shingles, especially if many are missing, are a huge sign to call your roofing contractor since water can enter from these crevices and pool around. This can lead to leaks over time and mold issues.

2. Bruised or missing granule

If strong hail has fallen, this can cause shingles to “bruise” or have darker patches of missing granule. If there is a lot of missing granule, then the shingles are not properly shielding your home. Have a contractor inspect your shingles right away after a big hailstorm.

3.  Granule on your gutters or ground

After a storm, see if there is granule on the ground or your gutters. Since the granule deteriorates over time, you might be able to find some loose granule accumulating on your gutters. This is another sign that you need to contact a roofing contractor right away.

4. Missing or Torn Flashing

If you see signs of loose flashing or missing caulking, this can lead to potential leaks.

5. Leaks

Water stains or peeling wallpaper are the most obvious signs that you definitely have some water roof damage. There is a probability that there is some plywood damage as well. It is urgent that you contact a local roofing contractor before the leak gets worse.

If you are in the Bloomington area, contact one of the best roofing companies around! We do free, in depth inspections and reports.

 

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