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How to Tell if You Need Roof Repair

Are you a new homeowner looking for roof repair tips? Do you want to be able to keep your roof in the best condition possible? The first step in that process is to know if you need roof repair at all. This blog post will go over the most common signs to look for when inspecting your roof to see if you need to repair or not. These tips don’t require a lot of special skill or a major commitment to time. You just need to use them once every few months to keep on top of things and you should be fine.

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Dark Spots on Your Roof

When doing a visual inspection of your roof you should keep an eye out for dark spots. This could be an indication of water damage and mold growth. If you notice this, go to your attic and look for wet spots. Be sure to snap some photos of what you find with your phone or camera.

Missing Roof Shingles or Tiles

Does your roof have any missing shingles or tiles? If they’re on your lawn or in your backyard, then you’ll know for sure. This needs to to be taken care of immediately. You can also tell from a visual inspection from the ground, because you’ll see blank areas where shingles or tiles should be. You should also keep an eye out for curling shingles as well.

Clogged Gutter

Are your gutters clogged? This could be an indication that something is wrong with your roof and not your gutters. If you do everything you can to keep your gutters cleaned and they still clog up, you most likely need to repair your roof.

How Old Is Your Roof?

You should know that eventually your roof will need to be replaced. Depending on the material of your roof, it could last anywhere from 20 to 50 years. Take a look at the paperwork you have for your roof and try to determine the age of your roof.

There are many reasons to keep your roof in good condition, not the least of which is it keeps your home safe and is a large part of the structure of your home. If you live in a coastal area that gets hurricanes like Florida, then you must make sure that it’s always in good repair.

 

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