Managing Roofing Problems

3 Signs of a Roofing Problem

You probably don't think about your home's roof very much until you have a major issue on your hands. The roof on your home may last you up to 25 years, but it stills needs to be maintained and repaired if damaged. If you have a shingle roof, it may not last as long due to outside factors, such as weather or damage from trees. If you think you may have a roofing issue you should be concerned about, or you aren't sure if you should have your roof replaced, read on for a few signs of a roofing problem.

1. Your Roof Is Always Wet

If your roof always looks like it's wet, it may be a concern. Asphalt shingles are made to wick water away from the roof, so if you can still see moisture on your roof and it hasn't rained in several days, you may have a leak somewhere in your roof and it needs to be repaired. The shingles may appear to look wet because there is moisture beneath them, and your wood sheeting is wet as well. If this is the case, you may also notice water spots inside your house on your ceiling. This can also cause the paint on your walls to become discolored.

2. You Have A Sagging Ceiling

If you notice sagging in your ceiling, especially where your ceiling meets another wall joist, it may be due to a leak in your roof. If you have this issue, you should look in your attic to see if there are any water stains. A sagging ceiling can occur when the joists in the ceiling get too wet and start to sag.

3. Asphalt Shingle Granules Around Your Home

If you see a lot of asphalt shingle granules around the perimeter of your home, it may be a concern, as your shingles are no longer as effective against weather such as rain or snow. If you see a lot of these granules, or you see that your roof appears shiny in certain spots, you should have your roof inspected and your shingles (or the entire roof) replaced as necessary. 

If you aren't sure if your roof is in good shape, hire a professional roofer to inspect your roof for you and give you a professional opinion. If your roof needs repairs or replacement, you need to have this done by a professional to ensure it's done correctly.

Contact a professional today if you have any questions about your home's shingle roof.