Even though the world is a really complicated place right now, our homes will still need care and maintenance. Early summer is the time to consider major home repairs like roof replacement, because this is when the weather is most cooperative. If you’re not sure it’s time to call your Lowell roofing company, check your roof for the following red flag priority signs:
Leaks, gaps, and cracks: If it gets wet inside your home when it’s raining outside, there’s a problem that merits roof repair at a minimum and more likely roof replacement. Moisture rots wood, and if you’ve had a leaking roof for a number of years, not only the sheeting but underlying rafters may be in poor condition. If you can see sunlight, same thing – because where light gets in, so does moisture, cold, and insects.
Sagging or Wavy roof: when you look at your roof from the ground, you should be seeing a solid, smooth field covered by shingles or tiles. If your roof has a sagging or wavy appearance, or if the roofline dips down in the middle like a valley, have your Lowell roofing company do an inspection so they can tell you what the situation truly is.
Degraded Shingles: Over the course of time, asphalt shingles can lose their surface due to weather conditions, expansion and contraction due to heat, and more. If you’ve notice that many of your shingles have lost their surface, resulting in large bare patches, or you have moss growing on your roof, it’s a sign that talking to a roofing contractor is an appropriate next step.
Not every bad looking roof needs a total roof replacement. The best Lowell roofing contractors work with families to find solutions that keep the house safe affordably. Call for more information!