25 December 2016,

If the roofing of your house is old, it can be displaying indications of needing a roof replacement.  Different roofing types have differing life spans, though they generally show multiple indications of wear and tear when they call for a reroofing.  Here are a few main signs that your home or business could be due for a new roofing system soon.

Leaks in various places: Roofs may develop leaks at various times.  If you notice multiple leaks, it could indicate that the moisture barrier of your roof has really declined.  If you use buckets to collect those interior drips as it rains, you could be saving our carpet though it is not deterring trapped moisture, which weakens the roof decking besides encouraging mold development.  In the end, it is less costly to replace a leaky roof than fixing the damage it can cause over time.

Outward light showing through the roof:  If you can trace sunshine through your roof then the roof is in  need of repair.  If you can easily see exterior light when the roof separates from exhaust pipes, chimneys or other components that extend from the roof.  If you do not perform professional repairs on these issues, flooding can easily occur when it is raining heavily.

Common brown spots on the hanging ceiling panels: If you come across these spots they could point out two major problems: leaking roof or leaking pipes.  When these spots are on tiles, which do not underlie the roof, the problem is typically the latter.  When present on those tiles that underlie the roof, the former could be the source.

Flaccid wood decking:  A drooping roof decking makes parts of the roof seem to bow inward.  You can view the sagging decking from outside.  However, in severe cases, you will detect it by observing the ceiling.  A flaccid roof decking is an accident waiting to occur.  Often, a section of the deck finally gives way during snow or heavy rain.  This can cause severe damage, which the repair cost usually is more than a full roof replacement.

Shingle granules clog your gutters: Buildings whose shingles require a replacement. A sign of this is when shingle granules fill the gutters.  If your structure has a shingle roof with no trees nearby and still has clogged gutters, this could be caused by the deteriorating shingles and with a quick glance at the gutters will let you know.  If you fail to replace the old shingles you will eventually have a leaking roof and spend a lot on gutter work repair and roof repair.

Shingle blistering, curling, or buckling:  The movement of our roof decking leads to shingle buckling, absorption of water results to shingles curling and inadequate ventilation to the shingles causes blistering.  When a section of shingles blister, curl or buckle you can fix the problem.  However when these aspects affect the entire roof or a bigger fraction of the roof, then reroofing becomes necessary.

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