Has your roof or home suffered storm damage by chance? Noticing that you’re having to clean your gutters more often? Have you started noticing the water not properly draining fast enough? Any of these problems could be a sign that you need roof and gutter replacement. The best way to know for sure is to be proactive and look for signs as they appear. Not replacing your roof or gutter or doing the necessary repairs can lead to disastrous consequences. Don’t wait, look for these six signs to know whether or not you need roof and gutter replacement:
Gutters are extremely important for the overall health of your roof, siding, and walls. They help keep water draining properly off of your roof and flush debris off your roof when there are heavy rains. If you start to spot cracking and splitting gutters this could be a sign of two main issues.
To prevent damaged gutters, clean out your gutters often and make sure to drain them of debris. You can do this yourself or hire someone to do it for you. A quick once-over with a power washer can clear out debris fast.
Pools of water on your roof or in your gutter is a bad sign. Usually, this signifies some type of blockage within your gutters. However, standing pools of water can lead to leaking in your siding or roof. Most of the time the water will evaporate or slide down your roof and rain into your gutters. If that is not happening, you need to call a professional to come take a look at your home. Standing pools of water that are leaking into your home can lead to things like mold and rot. Your roof will then start to fail on you!
One of the most prominent signs that you need roof and gutter replacement is sagging. Sagging can be a problem of the roof framing, as in the structure of the frame being weakened. Or it can also mean that your roof is experiencing rot. Rot can happen in a number of ways, whether that be from snow, ice, or water. If the sagging is due to rot the problem requires the help of a professional.
Under normal circumstances, a missing shingle isn’t too much to worry about. Yes, you should replace it as soon as possible. Overver time you’re going to lose shingles due to weather and storm events. That’s normal and doesn’t necessarily mean you need a roof and gutter replacement.
The caveat to this is that if you are missing an extensive number of shingles or seeing a lot of granular loss in your gutters. Large amounts of granular loss can mean that many of the shingles are becoming worn down. You may even have to replace shingles and patches. If the situation is bad enough you may want to consider replacing your roof, especially if it’s over 25 to 30 years old. They can be somewhat of a silent killer as time goes on.
Anytime that you experience a storm you should automatically check out the structure of your roof. This is often because it will become damaged over time, and emergency events will speed up the process of that damage to your roof. A storm can also cause structural damage which means that your roof is damaged only slightly, but just enough to allow bugs and water to trickle in almost undetected. Again, be proactive when it comes to dealing with a storm.
Lastly, rot can spread easily when it comes to a roof, gutter, or attic. The surface is often exposed to harsh weather conditions which then can speed up the process of rot. The best way to prevent this from being a problem in your home is to have a roof inspection done routinely. A roof inspection done by a professional can help you mitigate losses before they happen.
Do you think that you need roof and gutter replacement? What about repairs? If so, then call the experts at Galaxy Construction and Roofing. We help solve your roofing issues and more! Contact us today to find out how we can help you!