Do You Need a New Roof?

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Now that spring is here, it’s time to perform yearly maintenance and inspect the house for any repairs that may be needed. When you make your way up to the attic and roof, give it a good inspection so you know whether or not you need a new roof. There are a few telltale signs that will let you know when your home needs a new roof.

Roof Leaks
On the ceiling of the attic, if you notice any wet spots, water damage, or mold then your roof most likely has a few leaks. Ceiling leaks can compromise the structure of the roof causing it to develop water damage and rot, eventually leading to a soft roof that can cave in. Once the sheathing of the roof becomes damaged, a new roof will be needed.

Damaged Shingles
Inspect the shingles on your roof and assess what kind of condition they’re in. If a majority of them are cracked, curling, or missing altogether then you will need to consider replacing or re-roofing your home. Replacing some of the shingles might help in the short-term, but eventually the entire roof will need to be re-done.

High Energy Bills
When your monthly energy bills are higher than normal and your HVAC system isn’t to blame, your roof might be the culprit. A roof with leaks, holes, poor ventilation, and a lack of insulation will allow the outside temperature to enter your attic space. Warm air that enters your attic will cause your AC unit to overwork itself in an attempt to cool down the attic, especially if the attic floor and entrance are not properly insulated.

It can be fairly simple to tell if your home needs a new roof, you just need to know what to look for. When it’s time to replace, re-roof, or repair your home’s roof, contact the expert installers at Preferred Exterior. To learn more, or to schedule a free estimate, give us a call at (516) 354-7252.

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