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4 Signs Your Roof Needs Repairing

Most people’s most prized possession is their home, and a roof is the first defense in protecting it. That’s why it’s so important to spot when things are amiss!

The lifespan of your roof will be determined by the type of roof you have, but you can extend that lifespan with proper upkeep. Luckily, many of the symptoms that a roof needs fixing are also easy to see. They are often easily visible from the ground. Here are 4 signs you might need a roof repair!

Leaking Ceilings

A major problem with your roof may be indicated by damage to your interior ceilings. Water stains and patches could be indicators of leaks from various sources.

When leaks aren’t addressed, they can lead to mold and other problems. There’s a chance you’ll have to replace the roof if it still needs to be fixed soon to prevent the need for more extensive and costly maintenance down the road.

Sagging Roofline

If the roofing is sagging, your roof could give the impression that it has ripples or waves. Several different things could cause it, but in most cases, the issue is caused by an accumulation of moisture.

If nothing is done to fix the problem, water trapped under a roof can eventually rot away all of the materials, all the way down to the decking, ultimately leading to the roof caving in.

Incorrect installation and using materials that are either substandard or too heavy for the roof’s structural stability are some other possible causes of a sagging roof.

Moss Growth

Some moss on a roof is to be expected, but an overabundance of it may indicate a problem with water accumulation.

Moss overgrows in damp, dark places, and it can harm your roof if you don’t take care of it. Having moss on your roof for an extended period might cause damage.

It may be time to repair your shingles if you discover rotten wood while removing moss from your roof. Maintaining a moss-free roof requires ample sunlight.

Damaged Shingles

The most blatant sign that your roof requires repair is if some shingles are missing or broken. Weather conditions are a common cause of damage to roofing shingles. Over time, the damage might occur due to normal wear and tear or incorrect installation.

Any spots on your roof that don’t match the rest may have shingle damage. Watch out for missing or broken shingles, areas that are darker than the surrounding area or have a “wet” appearance, and undulating or strangely colored shingles.

Our Final Thoughts

A good roof is necessary to protect from bad weather, keep out unwanted pests, and increase the value of a home. In an emergency, do not try to repair the roofing on your own. While tackling roof repairs on your own may be attractive, doing so can be dangerous and cause further damage to the roof.

Utah Roofing Company can help, so don’t stress out by yourself, and give us a call. We guarantee to provide you with the highest quality service possible.