3 Reasons Your Roof Needs To Be Replaced
February 06, 2014 at 12:40 PM
The roof, without a doubt, is one of the most important parts of your home. This is why it should be kept in perfect shape. The roof is also one of the most vulnerable parts of a home. It withstands the effects of the weather and keeps the rest of your home safe. Since it undergoes so much stress, it is essential that you take care of your roof. In some cases, the condition of the roof may be so poor that it is not repairable. Let’s look at a few reasons when you should replace your roof:
One of the most dangerous conditions is when a roof begins sagging. This is a sure-shot sign that it should be replaced. The sagging occurs when the roof’s structure is damaged internally. It is extremely important that you do not climb the roof to inspect it further. A sagging roof is a potential hazard and it can buckle inwards anytime. You should hire a professional to examine and possibly replace the roof.
Gaps within the Roof
Gaps are another issue with roofs. Over time, the roof gets damaged and the space between the shingles wears out. This leaves small spaces within the wood. To check for gaps you can go inside your home and access the internal part of the roof. This should be done during the day so the sunlight can help you identify the gaps by allowing light inside. If you see gaps or light from the sun shining through the small gaps, it’s about time the roof is changed.
Water damage is the most common type of damage to the roof. Even when snow accumulates on the roof, it will melt and damage the roof. Water weakens the wood and overtime the internal structure of the roof weakens. This has to be examined from the inside. If you see that the frame is moist in many places, you should call a professional immediately. This often means that the roof and the frame need replacement.
Does your roof need repair or a complete replacement? Call us today for a professional roofing opinion. H and S Roofing and Gutters has provided the Charlotte NC area with roofing expertise since 1939. Let us put over 70 years of experience on your roof!