The guys over at GAF who manufacture roofing materials posted a really good set of photos to help you determine if you have red flags that need to be carefully examined. They call them Key Danger Signals of a Failing Roof?
In a nutshell, your roof is like the skin on your body. It protects everything underneath it from the harmful exterior forces. Once this protective skin is breached then damage rapidly advances. Your roof may be failing in some areas and OK in others depending on the type of damage. For example, did the roof sustain damage ina specific area due to a tree falling on it? Or has ice built up each year for the last 20 years and wrecked the overall integrity of the entire roof?
Sometime you can get away with simply patching your roof. Look for these issues to help answer the question, “How do I know when to replace my roof?”
Inspect your roof and its underbelly and look for these types of issues.
Possible cause: Leaky or inadequate shingle underlayment or deteriorated flashing
Possible cause: Inadequate shingle underlayment allows water from ice dams to leak into attic
Possible cause: Excessive temperature or high humidity due to poor attic ventilation
In the next post we’ll look at a few more danger signals which can signify roof damage which help you answer the question,”How do I know when to replace my roof?”
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