Wondering if you need to have your roof repaired or completely replaced in Sydney? There are a few common signs that you may need to repair or replace your roof.
In this blog from City2Surf Roofing, we’ll go over a few top signs of roof damage so that you can determine if you need to contact a roofing contractor to inspect your roof and find the source of your roof problems. Read on, and get all the details.
1. Visibly Damaged Shingles Or Tiles
Over time, wear and tear will take its toll on your shingles or tiles. Asphalt shingles usually last between 20 years and 30 years, and while other materials like slate tile and metal roofs last longer, they will all eventually be worn down.
A sure sign of damaged asphalt shingles is finding shingle granules near your drain pipes, in your gutters, and elsewhere near your roof. This will usually indicate that your shingles are breaking down due to age, and you will need a complete roof replacement.
You can also look at your roof from the ground with the help of a pair of binoculars. If you have a tile roof, look for tiles that look loose, broken, or cracked. If you have a metal roof, inspect it for corrosion and signs of damage. Wooden roofs may also show visible signs of rot if the wood shingles have been compromised.
2. Water Damage/Stains In Attics & Around Chimneys, Vents & Pipes
Interior water stains and damage are often the first sign you’ll notice that may indicate your roof is failing, particularly if you don’t get regular roof inspections.
Roof leaks usually affect the attic first. Water will naturally seep below the roof and begin entering the structure of your home at the lowest point, so look around the corners of your attic or the ceiling below to look for signs of water damage.
Water damage may also occur around chimneys, vents, pipes, sunlights, and other openings in the roof. This could indicate an issue with your shingles/tiles or the metal “flashing” that creates a waterproof barrier around roof openings.
3. Mossy Or Moldy Patches On Your Roof
A little bit of algae growth on your roof is normal and is to be expected, but if you start to notice a lot of plant growth in a particular area of the roof, this is not normal.
Even if you can’t see a lot of visible signs of roof damage, having several moldy or mossy patches on your roof is a big issue. This indicates that the area is very moist, which has allowed the mold or moss to take hold on your roof.
The roofing material or waterproof barrier in the area may have failed, which leads to water buildup and may eventually lead to damage to the interior of your home, too. Contact a professional for a roof inspection.
Need Help? Get Started By Calling A Professional At City2Surf Roofing!
Whether you need a minor repair for a roof leak, or you suspect you may need to have your entire roof replaced, the best way to get started is to call a roofing professional at City2Surf Roofing.
We’ll come to your home, inspect your roof for signs of wear and tear, and provide you with our professional opinion on the best option for your situation. To get started, call now at 1300 296 842, or feel free to contact us online.