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  • Michelle Anderson, Guest Writer

How To Tell It’s Time To Call Your Trusted Local Roofing Contractor

When your roof is compromised, there will be several key indicators that you'll need to pay attention to sooner rather than later. Roofing issues are not something you want to delay for too long. Let's explore the signs that it's time to call your trusted local roofing contractor.

Act Now, Save Money Later!

Even though we all have one, when something goes wrong with your roof, it can always come as a surprise. Let's look at some of the signs that it's time to call your local roofing contractor. If you spot one or two of these things and take action before it's too late, you'll be saving yourself money in the future.

Signs You Need To Call Your Local Roofing Contractor

Damaged or missing shingles are a telltale sign that your roof is starting to decline. If the shingles are curling, buckling, or blistering, then it's likely it's time to call your local roofer. Water spots and leaks are a serious sign of water damage. The only way water can get in is if your roof has been damaged and/or compromised. If you start to see dark spots on your ceilings and they keep getting bigger, call your local roofer right away. If you have an attic and you're unsure if they are water stains, take a look around for any moisture or damp spots.

The age of your roof can also be a factor in any issues you may be having. If your roof is close to the 20-year mark or beyond, scheduling an appointment with a licensed roofing contractor should be done immediately. Old roofs don't get better the longer you ignore them; they only get worse. An old roof compromises the whole home.

Granular loss from your home's shingles indicates that the shingles and the roof's integrity are compromised. Shingles are meant to be watertight, wind-resistant, and lock moisture out! If they're losing granules, it means the shingles have failed.

Moss, algae, and mold are also growing on your roof. These three things thrive in the cracks and corners of the roof, and if they aren't remediated by a professional, you'll need a full roof replacement. Moss can deteriorate and diminish your roof's capabilities of protecting your home.

If your roof is sagging, this is an indication of structural damage to the roof. This is one of those problems that can't wait. It's important to call the roofing contractor you trust right away to come inspect it.

An increase in your energy bill can be due to your deteriorating roof. The roof is part of a ventilation system and if it's compromised this will cause warm and cool air to leak into your home, making your A.C system work harder and longer. Thus, your increased energy bills.

Call Your Trusted Local Roofing Contractor

If you have any of the issues listed above, we can't stress enough to contact a licensed and knowledgeable roofing contractor to come inspect your roof as soon as possible.

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