Many homeowners are aware that a leaking roof signifies they need to call in a professional company. At The Window Store, we recommend getting your roof inspected at least once a year. If any of the items listed below have been an issue in your home, then we recommend you give us a call to schedule an inspection as soon as possible. But first, let's take a look at what some signs are that you should give us call!
1. Water Spots
Water spots are often the first sign that your roof is leaking and tend to be ignored or explained away by a homeowner. A minor leak might also be ignored because it seems too small to be anything serious. In fact, these are often the first signs that your roof is leaking. Prompt attention to them can help prevent mold, rot and other serious issues.
2. Shingle Issues
Missing shingles might be expected after a strong storm with lots of wind. Too many missing shingles though can signal that your roof is becoming too old. Another sign that your roof might need to be replaced is if the shingles are curling and/or brittle. Only a company with experience in roofing issues, such as The Window Store, can give you a definitive answer concerning the condition of your roof.
3. The Roof Is Old
Even if your roof looks fantastic after a decade of use, it could still harbor issues that cannot be seen from the ground. Signs of weakening materials, for example, are often not able to be easily identified by the average homeowner who simply isn't aware of what is normal wear and what isn't. Like most products, your roof has an average lifespan that you can expect it to deliver excellent service. After that period of time, it could develop underlying issues.
4. Interior Stains
If you notice stains on your interior walls or the ceilings, they could be caused by shingle underlayment that was improperly installed or that is inadequate. Another sign that you might notice is the growth of mold inside your home. Excessive moisture that could be the result of improper ventilation could also be the cause. The best thing to do is to call a roofing expert to determine the culprit and address it immediately.
These minor problems can be the beginning of big issues for your home if not addressed in the beginning stages. If you see any of these warning signs in your home, feel free to give us a call at The Window Store. We can help you make the right decision for what you should do for your roof. Give us a call at 612-353-5780 for Minnesota or 262-786-2600 for Wisconsin.