Can Your Roof Survive Another Winter?
Now is the time to book your fall roofing repairs or replacements. Currently the supply and demand of lumber and plywood has increased in cost. During the summer of the pandemic, many homeowners could not vacation and chose to upgrade their home instead. Causing lumber and paint to skyrocket in price and actually cause some shortages. Because of this, many roofing companies are actually now booking a year in advance. If you can find a company that still has some openings, like H&H (but hurry, because we are filling up fast!), make sure to schedule your maintenance or appointment before the fall. If you’re unsure if your roof can last another winter, check out these tips below.
Signs You Need a New Roof:
Start In the Attic
Checking the inside of your attic is more important than checking the exterior of your home. The attic can show if there are signs of water damage, or any cracks in the roof.
Check the Shingles
Make sure to look over the shingles especially after a heavy storm, they should be lying flat against the roof. Any patches that are cracked, damaged or missing is a sign of needing some routine maintenance.
A droopy or sagging roof is actually showing signs of rot which is extremely dangerous and should be replaced immediately. Check to see if the lowest parts of the roof have any rotting boards, trapped moisture or sagging spots. It is extremely important to fix this if your roof is already experiencing this because this can cause even more damage to the home.
Moss or Mold?
If there is moss on your roof it can mean some trouble – moss or mold grows in extremely moist environments. Moss usually leads to mold and fungi, which is the last thing we want trapped underneath the roof’s shingles. Moss can actually ruin a roof and begin to erode the shingles slowly but surely.
If any of these examples are showing up on your roof, don’t panic! It is very possible that the roof could use just some quick repairs and routine maintenance, not an entirely new roof. But always make sure to call a professional if you have any questions or are worried about the current condition of your home’s roof