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Signs You Need a New Roof

29 November 2018

Home Inspections

The life expectancy of your roof can vary. Different variables like climate and weather conditions, such as snow and hail in the midwest can cut the life span of all types of roofs. By knowing the warning signs that you need a new roof, you can be proactive and protect your most valued asset, your home. We recommend yearly home inspections in order to eliminate damage that can be caused from your roof underperforming.

 

One of our home solution experts will make a special trip to your home and walk you through what we find and talk about the solution that is right for you and your home.
One of our home solution experts will make a special trip to your home and walk you through what we find and talk about the solution that is right for you and your home.

 

Inspecting the Inside of Your Home

Start inside your home by checking the attic. If you see light coming through, wet spots or stains, that is a sign that your roof needs some attention. Leak stains can also appear on the ceiling of rooms within the home; check for bubbling, peeling or swelling paint, if there is moisture getting in, your roof could be the culprit.

 

Blistering or Bubbling Paint can be a sign of excess moisture in your home from improper roof ventilation or a leak.
Blistering or bubbling paint can be a sign of excess moisture in your home from improper roof ventilation or a leak.

 

Inspect the Outside of Your Home

Looking at the exterior, start with the shingles. One sign that you need to address your roof is if you see mold, moss, or mildew on the shingles. Moss on the shingles means moisture is collecting. Curling, missing or granule loss of shingles are another sign. Shingles act as a layer of protection for your home, if they are missing or damaged it can increase the opportunity for both interior and exterior damage. Not having proper ventilation in your roofing system will also wreak havoc on your home.

 

Granule loss on a shingle due to hail damage.
Granule loss on a shingle due to hail damage.

 

Roof discoloration is another warning sign. If you see discoloration in the shingles it could be lost granules or algae forming. Losing granules can be a result from the natural aging of your roof or a result of  hail or wind damage. Algae forming is a result of moisture collecting on the roof from the vents and looks like streaks on the roof.

If you see drooping in any areas of your roof, especially in the valleys, you need to call to get an estimate as soon as possible. Make sure your flashing is still intact, it is very important that the seams of your roof are sealed. Don’t forget to check around the chimney and vents, these are another common problem area on roofing systems.

 

Pictured is a home that had both algae and moss growing from moisture collecting on the roof from the vents, creating streaks on the shingles.
Pictured is a home that had both algae and moss growing from moisture collecting on the roof from the vents, creating streaks on the shingles.

 

Our Solution

If you notice any of the warning signs mentioned above, contact LeafGuard® of Oklahoma today. We offer FREE home inspections and are here to help you every step of the way. Need a new roof? At LeafGuard® of Oklahoma we offer exclusive warranties so we can ensure that your home has a durable, sturdy roof that will look great and last for years to come. As a GAF Master Elite® Contractor, we are your premier source for GAF asphalt shingles. GAF asphalt shingles come in a wide variety of architectural styles and colors, so you can create your desired aesthetic and won’t have to sacrifice visual appeal for enhanced durability.

Aside from our roofing systems, GAF also recommends taking a look at your gutters. Gutters help protect your roofing, siding, windows and foundation. With LeafGuard® Brand Gutters, the can also eliminate gutter maintenance forever. As Oklahoma’s only LeafGuard® dealer in the state contact us today.

 

 

We know how important any home investment is. Get it done right the first time with LeafGuard® of Oklahoma. We offer options that will look great on your home and provide the lasting protection you desire. To schedule your free roof evaluation call LeafGuard® of Oklahoma.