While your roof is arguably among the sturdiest structures in your entire home, it’s not immune to wear. If there’s only minor damage, you might think it’s fine to defer your roof repair. Your home, however, runs the risk of accruing more damage, which will then necessitate more expensive repair work.
Safe Harbor Exteriors lists four warning signs that your roofing needs repair.
1. Worn-Out Flashings
A worn-out flashing is a tell-tale sign that your roof structure has accrued some level of moisture damage. The flashings, after all, are responsible for protecting your home from water intrusion. If you spot a damaged flashing strip, check the surrounding shingles as they’re likely in need of repair work.
2. Leaks in the Attic
Have a look at your attic space, and see if there is a trace of sunlight entering from your roof. If there are, chances are there’s a leak somewhere and that your attic space may have experienced water damage at some point. We recommend immediate roof repair to address even the smallest leaks as they can rapidly grow in size in just a matter of weeks. Failure to address them will result in a more expensive leak patching project.
3. Sagging Roof Deck
If you notice that a localized part of the roof deck or rafters in the attic are sagging instead of staying straight, then it means it has experienced considerable moisture damage. It’s imperative that you address this immediately as the moisture can easily “travel” to other parts of the deck.
4. Higher Energy Bills
It’s a more subtle warning, but a higher energy bill means that your roof is letting warm air in more often during summer. This can be due to a leak or moisture damage affecting your roof ventilation. We can inspect your roof and address any ventilation problems ASAP.
As local roofers, Safe Harbor Exteriors has years of experience in addressing complex roof problems. Give us a call at (913) 553-3620 for more information on our services. We offer roof repair throughout Shawnee, KS, and the surrounding areas.