Have you looked at your roof recently? As homeowners, we overlook the importance of inspecting our roofs. This is your sign to step outside right now and examine the health of your roof!
Maintaining the condition of your home’s roof is very important, as it plays a vital role in protecting your home from various elements such as rain, snow, tree damage, and more. Roof damage comes in all forms, that’s why we’ve compiled a list of 5 key indicators that can help determine whether it’s time to consult a roofing expert to view the state of your home’s roof.
5 Signs You May Need a Roof Replacement:
1. Missing or Damaged Shingles
Shingles reach the end of their life and start to fall off, crack, or peel. You may also notice discoloration or spots on your roof.
2. Water Leaks
After severe weather, noticing a leak may be easy. A leak may signify multiple issues like damaged shingles, a deteriorated protective barrier between the shingles and plywood surface, or a broken seal.
3. Granule Loss
Granules are located on the surface of asphalt shingles and serve different functions for your roof. Over time, the shingles start to age, experience weather conditions and their granules gradually wear off. This could lead to your shingle’s inability to protect your roof.
4. Attic Damage
If you notice beams of light, water stains, mold or mildew growth, or animals around your attic then it’s time to call your local roofing expert.
5. Broken Gutters, Downspouts, and Flashing
Storms may prompt you to notice water buildup or sagging in gutters. The excess water can seep under the shingles and cause damage to your roof. Excess water from broken gutters can even cause foundation damage or flooding if you have a basement.
Roof damage and home insurance are closely connected, as insurance companies often consider the age and health of your roof when determining coverage.
As always, our team of insurance experts is here to help you compare multiple home insurance quotes or understand adequate coverage in the event of roof damage. Give us a ring at (757) 248-5973 to review your insurance needs.