7 Signs of Roof DamageEvaluating your roof.
One of the many costly expenditures when you own a house is roof repair/replacement. If the roof is left too long without attention then you could be looking at a larger expense. These seven signs point to the early stages of roof damage and could save you money, time and energy in the long run.
A leak in the attic.
After a strong storm or wind-driven rain, take a look in the attic for signs of leaking. It could indicate damaged shingles, inadequate underlayment or deteriorated flashing.
Blistering or peeling interior or exterior paint.
Moisture trapped in the house due to poor ventilation can cause exterior paint to peel and blister.
Stains on interior ceilings and walls – mold or mildew growth.
Stains, or worse, mold, can be caused by leaks from outside the house or moisture trapped inside.
Exterior decay in sheathing and/or siding.
Excess moisture can also contribute to decay.
Missing, cracked, or curled shingles.
Dry, cracked, or easily broken shingles have reached the end of their useful life, and it’s time to invest in a new roof.
Dark, “dirty-looking” areas on your roof.
Vegetation, fungus, mold, or algae growth can cause dark stains on your shingles. That doesn’t necessarily mean you need a new roof, but if you do choose to replace your shingles, ask for StainGuard® protection — available on many GAF Shingles, including Timberline® Cool Series Shingles, Timberline® Natural Shadow® Shingles, Timberline® ArmorShield™ II Shingles, and Timberline Ultra HD® Shingles.
StainGuard® protection is available only on shingles with StainGuard® -labeled packaging. See GAF Shingle & Accessory Ltd. Warranty for complete coverage and restrictions.)
Excessive energy costs.
Inadequate ventilation can possibly drive up your household cooling costs by trapping hot air in the attic. Attic moisture can also drip into your insulation, reducing its effectiveness.
If you have any concerns about your roof and its current state, call Cook Siding & Window Co.,
(540) 389-6104, for a consultation today!
We offer roofing in Roanoke, VA; Salem, VA and surrounding areas.