3 Signs a Kalamazoo Home Needs Roof Repair

Let’s face it: it doesn’t feel good to need roof repair.

Though we depend on our roofs to keep us safe, warm, and dry every day, it’s rare that we take the time to even think about them. Like cars, bridges, and roads, people usually think about their roofs only when something’s gone wrong.

Luckily, you have the power to keep roof repair costs low. Even with a basic knowledge of detecting damaged roofs, you can save yourself thousands of dollars and possibly even an entire roof replacement. Then, you don’t have to feel disappointed by the small sum you spend; you can feel glad about the thousands you save.

In this month’s blog post, we’re discussing 3 quick ways to tell you need roof repair.

1. Shingles, Shingles, Shingles: Always Check Your Shingles

If you take anything away from this blog post, we hope that it’s this: check your shingles for damage.

Shingles are the first and strongest line of protection separating your home and the elements. As a result, they tend to show the earliest signs of your roof needing repair. Fortunately, you can get a pretty good idea of your shingle’s health from the ground.

While walking around the perimeter of your home, check to see if:

If you notice any of these signs, you may want to ask a roofer for an inspection. Though these signs could mean nothing, there’s a strong likelihood that your roof could be at risk of sustaining serious damage.

2. Investigate for Sunlight or Water in Your Home

Another way to investigate roof health is from within your home. We recommend taking a half hour to inspect the roof from inside your attic and any other infrequently visited rooms in your home.

Keep an eye out for any sunlight or moisture while you’re looking around. If you notice any, then it suggests that your roof is cracked or compromised and will degrade quickly.

3. Look for Sagging

This is a big one. If you notice there’s a sagging or depression in your roof, then you must call for an inspection right away. If your roof is sagging, it’s extremely likely that your roof is compromised and that it could even collapse soon.

Roofs sag for a wide variety of reasons, all of which may present great risk to your health and home. If your roof is sagging, it could be due to:

  • Moisture, mold, and/or water damage
  • Excess weight on your roof
  • A weak or compromised roof structure
  • An excess of shingles

In any case, it’s important to notice that your roof is sagging ASAP in order to minimize roof repair costs and even prevent a full roof replacement.

Are you concerned about the integrity of your roof? If so, there’s only one way to guarantee peace of mind: with an inspection from a certified professional.

Click here to contact us for a complimentary roof inspection today. Or to speak to a professional, give us a call at (800) 842-1193.

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