Wear and tear affects your roof over time; that said, it can be hard to know exactly when your roof should be replaced or repaired. Broken tiles, clogged gutters, and leaks are examples are signs that you should be contacting your roofing company.
If you suspect that your roof might need to be repaired, we’ve listed the best signs for you to know for certain. For more information, keep reading below!
Pay Attention To Your Gutters
Your gutters are one of the main components that will help you to determine whether your roof needs to be repaired. That’s because your gutters collect all the extra debris and water that collects on your roof.
You should be checking your gutters regularly to ensure that they’re in proper shape. If you notice that one of your joints has failed, you should contact your roofing company as soon as possible. That’s because once one of your joints goes, the rest will fall in line. The extra weight stresses the remaining joints and causes them to fail as a result.
The main danger of having gutters that fail is that they can cause leaks with your roof. When your gutters aren’t there to catch water, the water has to go somewhere. As a result, the water in question may pool on your roof and compromise the structure of your home. The water will then seep through your roof and cause leaks or flooding in your home.
You can avoid this by doing regular gutter checks and by removing any heavy debris that’s stick in them. You should be careful when you’re doing this, though, because if you apply too much weight to the gutters with your ladder you could also cause complications.
Broken or Damaged Shingles/Tiles
This is one of the sure ways to determine if your roof needs to be repaired. Every now and then, you should consider climbing onto your roof to see if any of your shingles have been damaged.
This damage can occur from a number of sources. In extreme weather conditions, tree branches can come loose and damage your tiles or shingles. The main problem with having damaged shingles is that the damaged areas leave your roof vulnerable to weather conditions.
Broken Tiles And Water Damage
If one of your tiles is broken, any water that reaches this area will have access to the underlying structure of your roof and after that, the water will seep into your home. Depending on the damage that’s taken place, you might need to have your entire roof replaced instead.
You should always check your roof when your area has seen extreme temperatures. If you notice that there’s severe wind or rain outside, you should check your roof when the weather has passed.
Are you unsure about the condition of your roof or want to have it checked but not equipped to climb up there yourself? Contacting roofing experts is always the best and safest way to assess whether you need repair or restoration work. Chances are you won’t need actually need to replace your entire roof and with the help of roof experts, you’ll be able to help extend the life of your roof and keep it that way!
At Roofguard Roofing, our team specialises in everything roof-related from minor repairs and gutter cleaning to roof replacement and we cover areas all around Melbourne. We know all the warning signs that will ensure your roof gets repaired, cleaned and treated so that it stays in the best condition possible and doesn’t cause you any problems in the future. If you have any questions about your roof’s needs, feel free to contact us today!