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What Are The Signs That I Might Need A New Roof?
The roof of our house plays an important role in preserving our house and maintaining its value in the resale market. The life of the roof depends on the roofing materials used, the local weather conditions, care taken during the installation process and the level of maintenance applied to it.
If you suspect that you have problems with your roof, or if you see any of the warning signals shown here, call a roofing contractor for a roof inspection. A thorough inspection will give you peace of mind in knowing, whether repaired or replaced, that your roof is prepared to withstand the harshest Minnesota storms without leaking. And if there is a problem with your roof, catching it early can literally save you thousands of dollars in repair work later on!
Do You Need A New Roof?
If you see any of the warning signs above you may have a potential problem. But inspecting your roof from the inside is also very important.
The following is a checklist of problem signs you can look for during an indoor roof inspection.
- Sagging decking between the rafters. If the decking is sagging or deteriorating, the decking will also require replacement when a new roof is installed
- Outside light that can be seen through the roof. This may be common (and not a problem) but it is best to have a professional make this determination.
- Signs of leaking in the attic (dark spots in the wood, especially around vents, chimneys, and other holes to the roof)
- Test dark spots in the wood to decide if they are old or current problems. If the spot is still wet, or if it is soft (test with an awl), the spot is a current problem. If the spot is dry and hard, it is most likely an old problem that has been fixed.
- Signs of water damage or leaking (usually in the form of water stains, or sagging ceilings) this could be due to an active leak in the roof or to condensation caused by poor roof ventilation.
If you observe any of the signs listed above, you need roof repairs, or a new roof, don’t delay. Whether it is single family home, a townhouse, a condominium complex or any other type of structure, most often, the cost of fixing or replacing a roof is less than dealing with the damage an old roof can cause to your home.
Contact a Minnesota Roofing Contractor for an inspection of your roof’s condition. They will be able to make the appropriate recommendations. A thorough inspection will give you peace of mind in knowing, whether repaired or replaced, that your roof is prepared to withstand the harshest Minnesota storms without leaking. And if there is a problem with your roof, catching it early can literally save you thousands of dollars in repair work later on!