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If you have a hunch that your roof is in trouble, then you may be right. While sometimes it’s difficult to know if your roof is compromised, there are still warning signs that indicate it’s time to call your Orlando Roofer. The lifetime of your roof depends on several factors, but if your roof is older than 20 years you could be looking to replace it in the near future. A brand new roof could also have its lifetime cut short by weather damage, while a roof that is several years old may still be in great condition. Here are a few red flags to look out for that may let you know it’s time to give your trusted roofer a call:
1. Ceiling Stains
One of the most obvious signs that your roof needs to be looked at is brown stains on your ceiling. Some leaks begin slowly and will show on your ceiling after some time, and then others happen quickly and leave marks sooner. It can be difficult for you to pinpoint where the leak originated from because some leaks start in one spot and the water can travel down and leave its damage in another. Don’t wait to call your roofer when you see the stains appear as you can risk mold buildup and further damage to your roof and ceiling the longer you wait.
2. Roof Debris
Have you ever walked outside and noticed little bits of granules in your yard or gutters, or on your walkway? You might assume the particles are from surrounding trees or plants, but that “dirt” could actually be pieces of your singles that have fallen from your roof. If the protective layer on your shingles has worn down or been damaged then heat and sun exposure could cause the shingles to harden and eventually crumble and fall apart. As the shingles break away, bare spots are left on your roof that become prime entryways for water to leak in.
3. Buckling Shingles
If your shingles appear to warped in any way, that could be an indication that something under the surface isn’t right. There are several reasons that could cause your roof’s shingles to bend or buckle, including moisture that was trapped underneath on the felt or even poor installation of the underlayment. Whatever the reason may be, it is important to have your roof checked out to determine if a repair is needed before other issues take root.
4. Excess Light in Your Attic
Some sunlight reflecting into your attic may not be a cause for alarm, but if you notice an unusually bright and sunlit glow then there could be gaps and exposed areas on your roof that you will want to have checked out. For roofs in Orlando, even too much heat and poor ventilation can create a problem that rises through your attic and affects your roof. Skylights and damaged ridge vents could also cause problems in your attic that would affect your roof as well.
It’s always best to err on the side of caution and call your roofer if you have doubts that your roof is in good condition. If you have noticed any of the warning signs listed above or you just want an experienced roofer to do a preventative check on your roof, don’t delay in calling Janney Construction Services. Keeping your roof in the best condition begins with being proactive and we want to help you enjoy your home and roof for many years to come.