The need to repair a roof is often very urgent. In the winter storms, ice and snow tend to weigh heavy on roofs, causing considerable damage. When storms come in they may also dump large amounts of snow and ice on top of the roofing, further weighting it down. Heavy snow, even if it melts a little in the morning, tends to linger on top of the roofing until the sun evaporates it in the afternoon. This makes repairing a roof that much harder in the long run.
Another common sign of a need to repair the roof is a leak. A small hole in the roof, one that’s easily repaired can be a sign that there isn’t an underlying leak in the roof. This is usually not a problem unless water is leaking from another area of the house. For example, a refrigerator box that’s leaking may just have a small drip coming from it. If this is the case, then the leak must be repaired before the ice builds up and causes more damage.
Signs that there is some sort of other problem with the roof can also be found in abundance. For example, the flashing around a door or window may be missing or damaged. Also, rust can be a sign of a problem, as it will begin to form on the surface where the metal touches the ceiling. These are just a few examples, but there are many more signs that your home may need repairs done to it, so take a look around to see what you may notice.
There are a variety of reasons for needing roof repair. One sign you should be aware of is a hole in the roof that is larger than three-quarters of an inch. This means that something has punctured the roof, possibly on purpose. If you notice this type of sign, then it’s probably time to have your roof repaired and it should be done by a professional roofing company.
Another one of the signs you should be aware of is leaking around a foundation. Water can seep through the roof and into the walls and interior of your home, which can cause major damage. Check around your foundations frequently, as this will help you to find any signs of trouble with your roof.
The final signs you need to be aware of cracks in your roof. Cracks are common and you might not even know about them unless you take a trip down to your basement, where the weather tends to bring on cracks. You can spot small cracks in your roof by looking at pictures of residential roofs online, or looking at pictures of cracks in your own home. If you see these signs in your home, then it’s probably time to get your roof repaired, as they will only get worse with time.