What is Your Shingle Style?
Signs that you might need a new roof.
The National Roofing Contractors Association (NRCA) recommends a roof inspection two times a year at a minimum- in the Spring and Fall. Be sure to inspect inside and out and don’t forget the attic! Starting from the inside, you may want to look for the following:
- Places where the roof deck is sagging.
- Signs of water damage or leaking on the walls and ceilings. This may look like dark spots or trails of water.
- Outside light showing through the roof.
- Leaking in the attic after rain.
- Increases in your utility bill.
When you take a look at the exterior of the roof, be sure to check for missing shingles, curling of shingles, buckling, decay and damaged flashing.
- Check for any loose material.
- Look for or wear around vents, chimneys and pipes.
- You may notice shingle granules that look like grains of sand. This is a sign of advanced wear as the shingles are decaying.
- Be sure and check for signs of moisture and mold.
- Don’t forget to examine the drainage of the roof. Are your gutters and downspouts securely attached and free of debris?
Should you notice any of these signs of a worn roof, or would like us to do the inspection for you, simply fill out this form or call 406-371-1920.