Knowing the signs of an unstable roof is a must! These tips from Cooper Roofing can help you to protect your valuable investment, save you thousands of dollars in roofing repairs and keep your family and belongings safe.
These are ten critical signs that your roof may need some attention or repairs:
Age – In all probability, your roof isn’t as secure as it should be if it’s over 20 years old.
Loose or Missing Shingles – These can lead to several other potentially dangerous and costly problems for any Vancouver homeowner. A cold winter or strong winds are two of the most significant causes of loose shingles.
Exposed or Loose Nails – The nails holding your roof together can become loose over time, as the material starts to wear away with age. This, in turn, can lead to problems with the roof’s structure.
Granules – The shingles on your roof may be starting to wear away if you notice granules in the guttering on your house.
Light Leaking Into Attic – You probably have a hole somewhere in your roof if you notice sunlight streaming into your attic. A hole in the roof can lead to various other issues including ventilation issues, or damage from water and insect infestations.
Missing Or Broken Flashing – A leaking roof may be a problem, or the weatherproofing ability of your roof can be affected if the flashing is missing or broken.
Worn Or Dirty Areas – You may be experiencing a structural problem with your roof if you see signs of wear and tear, or your roof looks dirty all the time. It may be time to replace your roof; a lot of roofs naturally lose their good looks as they get older.
Curling Or Cracked Shingles – Again, it may be time to think about putting down a new roof if you notice cracked tiling or curling or split wood. All of these signs mean that your roofing Vancouver is coming to the end of its natural life.
Peeling Or Blistering Paint – The ventilation in your attic may be damaged, and it may be time for some severe roofing repairs if you spot blistering or peeling paint inside or outside.
Water Damage On Inside Walls Or Ceiling – It isn’t a good sign if you see water spots or damp spots on your ceiling or walls, as you may be looking at severe structural damage if the water starts to eat away at the trusses. Humidity building up because of ventilation problems can cause dampness, as can a leaking roof.
It’s important to understand that the above list isn’t all-inclusive, and you may need to carry out some roofing repairs if you notice seemingly random variations in your energy bills or a sagging roof.
For all your roofing needs, contact Cooper Roofing at 604-674-0319 and make sure the value and safety of your home aren’t under threat.
Cooper Roofing Vancouver
600-1285 W Broadway,
Vancouver, BC V6H 3X8