Four Ways to Know That It Is Time to Have Your Roof Replaced

Regular roofing inspections are essential to the early detection of problems with the roof, gutters and downspouts. Even a small problem with the roof could have a big impact on your home's structural integrity and your family's health. If you notice any of these four problems, it is a sign that you need to schedule professional roofing services.

Changes in the Shingles
Use a pair of binoculars and take a look at the shingles. Check for problems such as cupping or curling of the corners of the shingles. Check to see if any shingles are cracked. If you have asphalt shingles, see if they still have most of their granules or not. If there are any missing shingles, you will need a roofing Toronto service to come and replace them. Curling or cupping of the shingles suggests that it is time for a new roof.

Sagging or Uneven Surfaces
Take a look at each plane of your roof. If you notice any sagging or uneven surfaces, the roof's sheathing could be damaged. This could be caused by a leak or from failure of the waterproofing material. Excessive heat in the attic could also be a cause of a sag in the roof. Dry rot or insect infestation of the joists and other interior support beams could also result in a sagging roof.

Leaks Into the Home
A roof leak into your attic, down the wall or through the ceiling of your home is a clear sign you need roofing repairs or replacement. Water takes the path of least resistance, so the spot where the wall or ceiling is wet is not necessarily the spot where the leak is. If you have an attic, is important to go up there once per month and check for signs of leaks, such as mold, wet insulation or warping of the wood.

Damaged Fasteners
Over time, the fasteners on the roof could become damaged from moisture, rust, ultraviolet energy from the sun or extreme temperatures. If you see one popped nail, this might not be a big concern. If there are many popped or rusted nails, loose or missing nails or rusted out clips for the gutters, this means that you need to schedule a prompt roofing repair. When the fasteners become loosened, rusted or damaged, they will not do a good job of keeping the roof's shingles in place during a wind storm.