How Do You Know When It’s Time for a Roof Replacement at Your Baltimore Home?
The average homeowner simply isn’t equipped with the knowledge or expertise to perform a full roof inspection, which can make it difficult to determine the best time for a roof replacement. Fortunately, there are some very obvious warning signs to look out for.
Signs That Your Roof Is In Need of a Replacement
Of course, it’s best to have a professional roofing contractor assess the current state of your roof. However, should you decide to inspect the roof yourself, be on the lookout for:
Mold, Mildew, or Algae Growth
This is usually visible on the shingles from the outside and can indicate the presence of water damage, which is a huge risk to the structural integrity of your roof.
Soft, Springy Areas
If you walk across an area of the roof and it moves under the weight of your body, that is certainly a bad sign. It usually indicates the presence of a leak and should be immediately addressed.
Shingles often blow off in heavy storms. Having a few missing here and there is common, especially if your roof is several years old. However, if a patch of shingles is missing, exposing the underlayment of the roof, it is only a matter of time before that becomes a leak, which is a much bigger concern than a missing shingle or two.
Water Damage on the Ceiling
Often times, water damage is more clearly visible from the ceiling directly under the roof. Be sure to check for water spots from time to time, either on the top floor of your house or in your attic.
If you see any of these signs, it means that you almost certainly need a roof replacement. If that is indeed the case, contact the roofing experts at Roland Slate Service Company. We have more than 30 years of industry experience and back our work with ironclad material and labor warranties so you can feel confident in your investment. We proudly serve residents of Baltimore and nearby communities. Contact us today to schedule your free in-home consultation, which includes a thorough inspection and a guaranteed price quote.