When it comes to protecting your family and the assets that are most important to you, risks are something you cannot take. Its important to know if your roof is still providing adequate protection against the raging north western rain. In this article we will show you the key warning signs that your roof is nearing the end of its useful life as a covering over your home. Having an expert in the roofing industry come out is important, but its equally as important for you to be able to catch a problem in your home before it results in thousands of dollars of damage.
In the pictures below you will get a visual along with a brief description of damages that occur when the roofing system begins to fail. Once you have determined if your roof is failing you will need to determine whether it needs to be repaired or completely re-roofed. Check out our article on how to safely hire a roofing contractor before starting your endeavor to prepare yourself for the next step.
1) Excessive Energy Costs
Possible cause: Insufficient attic ventilation causes heating/cooling system to run excessively
In warm weather, inadequate ventilation will trap hot air in the attic, causing air conditioning systems to work harder, or leaving your home’s interior hotter and less comfortable. Attic Ventilation: In both hot and cold weather, insufficient attic ventilation may cause moisture in the attic to become trapped and condense on the rafters. This condensed moisture can drip down onto the insulation and reduce its effectiveness.
Excessive energy costs can result.
2) Stains on interior ceilings and walls, or mold and mildew growth.
Possible cause: Inadequate or faulty shingle underlayment allowing leakage or inadequate ventilation.
3)Blistering and/or peeling of interior and/or exterior paint.
Possible cause: Excessive temperature or high humidity due to poor attic ventilation.
4) Missing, Cracked or Curled Shingles.
Possible cause: Shingles have reached the end of their useful life.
5) Dark, “Dirty-Looking” Areas On Your Roof.
Possible cause: Environmental pollutants; vegetation, fungus or algae; loss of granules due to age of shingles.
We have been looking at roofs in Tacoma, Puyallup, Federal Way, Seattle and the surrounding Puget Sound areas for 20 years. These danger signs encompass the main areas of concern for you as a home owner. If you are planning to evaluate your roofs health and are in the Puget Sound area please make sure it can be done safely. Feel free to contact us for a free roof life evaluation and 20 point inspection.
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6 thoughts on “Key Danger Signals Of A Leaking Roof”
These signs are so very true. This is a great way for a homeowner to prevent future costly repairs by promptly identifying some of the danger signs.
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It is important to choose a roofing contractor that has the knowledge and experience to not only detect the roofing problems that are present on a roof, but know how to properly make recommendations how to correct the problem. Chase Construction NW, Inc. is an approved GAF Factory Certified Master Elite Contractor. No more than 3 out of 100 roofing contractors will ever obtain this highest level credential from GAF (North American’s Largest Roofing Manufacturer). With their expertise, they can educate you on the proper GAF Lifetime Roofing System for your home to protect you, your family and all of your assets. Thank you Chase Construction NW, Inc. for all you do!
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Leak in the roof can be a big problem for the people It is important to choose a roofing contractor that has the knowledge and experience to not only detect the roofing problems that are present on a roof, but know how to properly make recommendations how to correct the problem. Excessive Energy Costs Stains on interior ceilings and walls, or mold and mildew growth. Missing, Cracked or Curled Shingles.
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