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Signs You Need a New Roof

  • There are many signs that you need a new roof. Knowing what to look for can helo you spot key danger signs before its too late.

    Don't get caught with sudden, costly roof repairs. Keep a close eye on your roof and find out how to spot problems - including these 6 key danger signs - before they severely impact your wallet.

    Key Sign #1 - A Leak in the Attic

    After a strong storm or wind-driven rain, take a look in the attic for signs of leaking. It could indicate damaged shingles, inadequate underlayment or deteriorated flashing.

    Key Sign #2 - Blistering or Peeling Interior or Exterior Paint

    Moisture trapped in the house due to poor ventilation can cause exterior paint to peel and blister.

    Key Sign #3 - Stains, Mold or Mildew on Interior Ceilings and Walls

    Stains, or worse, mold, can be caused by leaks from outside the house or moisture trapped inside.

    Key Sign #4 - Exterior Decay in Sheathing and/or Siding

    Excess moisture can also contribute to decay.

    Key Sign #5 - Missing, Cracked, or Curled Shingles

    Dry, cracked, or easily broken shingles have reached the end of their useful life, and its time to invest in a new roof.

    Key Sign #6 - Dark, Dirty-looking Areas on your Roof

    Vegetation, fungus, mold, or algae growth can cause dark stains on your shingles. That doesnt necessarily mean you need a new roof, but if you do choose to replace your shingles, ask about roof protection coatings.

    How to Inspect your Roof

    Why wait for the drip, drip, drip of a damaged roof Its a good idea to inspect your roof regularly, particularly if you live in areas of the country that experience extreme weather. You can inspect your roof yourself by either climbing on your roof or by using binoculars from the ground.

    If you choose to go up on the roof yourself, remember to always utilize proper safety equipment to prevent falls or injury.

    Here are some things to look for:

    • Check flashing for damage or inadequate coverage
    • Look under eaves and overhangs for damage
    • Examine shingles for any that are missing, cracked, curled, torn, or warped
    • Look for any open seams or joints
    • Look for popped or rusted nails or stains around nails
    • Look for signs of insects or critter infestation (squirrels love climbing on roofs)
    • Check for sagging or unsound areas
    • Check for rotten fascia and eaves
    • Inspect your sources of roof ventilation to make sure they are not clogged
    • Inspect gutters for sagging or signs of leaks and be sure to remove any leaves or debris
    • Check for dark patches or biological growth
    • Check around pipes and roof penetrations to make sure they are sealed and in good shape there shouldnt be any exposed nails around flashings (if so, they should be sealed)
    • Look inside the attic for signs of leaks, dark spots, holes, or sagging sheathing

    You can do all this yourself, but if youre uncomfortable with the idea of walking around on your roof or climbing a ladder in the first place, or you just want a professional roof inspection done, your best option is always to call the professional residential roofing experts at Masters Restoration at

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