Don’t get caught with sudden, costly repairs.
Keep a close eye on your roof and find out how to spot problems, including these 7 key roofing danger signals, before they severely impact your wallet.
A leak in the attic is one of the key roofing danger signals
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 can saturate the wood behind the paint film. Such condensation occurs when warm, moist air inside your home passes through the interior walls and comes in contact with the back of the cold exterior.
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
Poor attic ventilation is again a possible cause and one of the key roofing danger signals, but any condition that results in excess moisture can contribute to decay. One way to combat the problem is to put a vapor barrier between the insulation and the inside of the house. This can reduce the amount of moisture that goes into a wall and help the moisture escape from the wall.
Missing, cracked, or curled shingles
Dry, cracked, or easily broken shingles have reached the end of their useful life. This is one of the more obvious key roofing danger signals. 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. If you do choose to replace your shingles, ask for StainGuard® protection — available on many GAF Shingles, from Muth Roofing.
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.
Whether you need a new roof right now or you’re just looking around, we’ve got the answers to all your roof-related questions. Contact Muth & Company Roofing, a top roofing company in Columbus, OH, at 614-882-0900.