2 Ways to Tell if You Need a New Roof
November 14, 2012 at 3:19 AM
H & S Roofing and Gutters has been serving the Charlotte area for over 73 years. Since 1939 we have been providing Charlotte homeowners and businesses with the best roofing and roof repair services in the area.
The NRCA (National Roofing Contractors Association) recommends that you should inspect your roof for signs of damage two times a year - spring and fall. When was the last time you inspected your roof? (If you need help inspecting your roof, please call us at 704-334-9934 for a professional roof inspection.)
There are many signs that your roof may need to be replaced or repaired. Some signs range from the extreme leaks to subtle dark spots. Here are 2 simple ways to tell if you need a new roof:
1) Roof Inspection from the Inside
This is the best place to start to look for signs that you may need a new roof. Go inside your home or business and head to the attic. There are several things you need to look for in your attic ranging from dark spots, trails, signs of water damage or leaks and more. Look for places where the roof may be sagging or investigate spots that look as if light is showing through the roof.
2) Roof Inspection from the Outside
The second task is to inspect your roof from the outside. This is going to show sure signs that your roof may need to be replaced. Items to look for on the exterior of the roof include cracked, torn, bald or missing shingles.
Be sure to take the time to scan the roof for loose material, signs of moisture, rot, or mold. Another good spot to inspect thoroughly are the areas around chimneys, pipes, vents or any other penetration through the roof.
Roof Inspection Tip: Look for excessive amounts of shingle granules inside your gutters. These granules will look like large grains of sand. This is a sure sign of excessive wear on your roof.
Does your roof have any of the signs above? Need help with a roof inspection? Call H & S Roofing and Gutters at 704-334-9934. We have been providing Charlotte area homeowners and businesses with professional and reliable roofing services for more than 73 years. We are committed to offering the best quality, service and price for our customer’s roofing and gutter needs.
From small roof repairs to major roof replacements or installations, every customer is important to us and we strive to exceed our customer’s expectations on every project. Contact us today, at 704-334-9934, for a Free Consultation.