Even a well-maintained, high-quality roofing system will eventually need to be replaced. As a homeowner, it’s important to be aware of your roof’s status and to be able to identify the signs that mean your roof is failing.
1. BUCKLING AND CURLING SHINGLES
This is the result of the shingles losing their protective granules, which happens as a roof reaches the end of its lifespan. If you notice that many of your roofing shingles are buckling or curling, then it’s time to make plans for a roof replacement.
2. MISSING SHINGLES
This is another concerning symptom. While a few missing shingles can be repaired, if the damage is widespread, you’ll need to invest in a roof replacement. Missing shingles make your roof highly vulnerable to water damage.
3. RUINED FLASHINGS
Made of metal and sealed with tar, flashings are thin strips that protect your roof’s most vulnerable parts from water intrusion. Flashings typically cover the chimney area and the valleys. Ruined flashings mean your roof is exposed and can’t offer adequate protection.
4. DAYLIGHT ENTERING THE ATTIC
If you notice that there are beams of sunlight entering through the boards of your roofing system, then your roof has holes, which invite moisture problems. When this warning sign manifests, chances are your roof already has a spongy feel or trampoline bounce when you walk on it. You need to replace it as soon as possible because its structural integrity is compromised.
At Crain Contracting, we’ll replace your roof efficiently with high-quality materials. Call us today at (717) 574-2652 or send us an email to learn more about our roof replacement options and packages. We offer complete roofing services throughout South Central Pennsylvania.