The roof keeps you safe from the sun, the rain, the wind and other elements every day. However, it also has a limit. Sometimes you might not notice the small details that indicate your roof is starting to crack under pressure. Find out what these warning signs are from the best roofers at Homecraft® Inc.
Your shingles are your first line of defense overhead. They are equipped to keep your home safe throughout the day and night. It also means that they are the most likely place to see the first signs of trouble.
Before you check the shingles, always remember to observe from ground level. Structural damage may or may not have occurred, so you should be cautious. When you do check, look for broken or cracked pieces. If there are none, check if any are missing or have begun curling inwards.
While your shingles may not have been damaged, there’s still a chance that the roofing is compromised. Check the inside of your home, from the ceiling to the walls, for any dark stains or spots. These are red flags of leaks that have caused water damage to your structure.
The Age of the Roof
The roof may be getting old and may have begun to deteriorate after years of service. Always check the paperwork and see when your roof was installed. Take into consideration the materials you added as part of your shingles. For example, asphalt shingles last from 20-25 years. Once you reach this, make sure to have a roof repair or else risk further damage to the house.
Here at Homecraft Inc., we offer roof installation, repair and other services. We have access to high-quality materials for your shingles. If you want to learn more, call us today at (877) 494-0377 or fill out our contact form to schedule your free in-home consultation. We serve many areas in and near Newark, Middletown and Bear, DE.