If you are able to go up on your roof and it feels spongy as you walk on it then you likely have moisture damage. You should also take a look up in your attic to see if wetness or daylight is coming through. If you see this, then you likely have a leak. If there’s any discoloration on your shingles, this is also a sign that your roof needs repair. Also, if you see mold or mildew growing on your shingles, this is a clear sign that you are in need of a new roof because there is moisture being held in.
The outer coating of a shingle is loaded with protective granules. If you start seeing more and more granules in your gutters and around your downspouts outside, this means your roof is nearing the end of its lifecycle. Over time the tar that holds these granules on gets to dry, and the granules are easily washed off. With this protective layer gone, water is able to penetrate the shingle and enter your home.
If you have a chimney or exhaust pipes on your roof, you must ensure that the flashing is in good condition. These areas are more prone to leakage, and Overtime the cement or tar that is around the flashing can crack, causing water to enter the home. You will need to have the flashing replaced with waterproof metal flashing.
The most important barrier to the elements of your home is the roof. If you have roof issues and water is getting to your home, it can cause major problems. Knowing what signs to look for will help you prevent problems in the future by having them repaired, or your roof replaced. Call the experts at All Phase Roofing Services today for all your roofing needs.