Water damage or other damage to your home or roof is one of the biggest worries for homeowners. Here are some warning signs for the inside and outside of your home.
Outside: your shingles are missing, torn, warped, or blistered; shingles are covered in moss, mold, or algae, which trap moisture and cause severe damage to your roof; if material around your chimney, skylights, etc. look loose and not applied correctly; if there is debris on your roof from hazardous weather conditions, such as tree branches, leafs, etc., or if your gutters are clogged and not taken care of. Gutters are an essential part of taking care of your home and can cause buildup and damage if not cleaned out three times a year.
Inside: if your ceiling is leaking, is spotted or looks bumpy; if the paint on the walls is cracked, peeling, or has water stains or other damage; if the wallpaper is peeling and you can smell mold, mildew in the walls, ceiling, insulation, etc.
If what you find inside and outside indicates any signs your roof might need repair, it’s probably a good time to call an experienced contractor to ask for a professional examination and an estimate. Roofs don’t always need complete replacement, and any roof can be repaired, regardless of the material it contains.
A roof’s condition and age will determine whether it simply needs a section replaced or perhaps the entire roof area repaired. Other factors include the type of shingles—asphalt, wood, or some other material—that was used when the roof was previously built.
A typical roof should last around 15 years, so if your roof is near that age (or if you’re not sure), then you should consider having a seasoned professional help you decide whether it’s time for a new one. If you are looking for a roofing company in Oklahoma City, you should contact Robbins Roofing. Robbins roofing has over 60 years of combined experience with roofing.