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roofing contractorDepending on the type of roof, it can last 20 to 50 years. It is important to maintain your roof’s longevity. Also, it is equally important to know when your roof should be replaced. If you see any of these signs, contact your roofing contractor immediately:

1. You have missing shingles on your roof

Shingles are more than just beautiful. Shingles protect your roof from wind damage and keep it water tight. Small amounts of gray or dark granules should not be found in your downspouts, or in your gutters. This could be a sign your roofing shingles have been damaged. If your roof is damaged, you may also notice missing or broken shingles and a shingle in your lawn.

2. Shingle pops on your roofing

Shingles that appear to rise above the roof’s surface could indicate hail impact damage. They could also indicate inadequate attic ventilation. If the attic temperature is higher than 120 degrees Fahrenheit, shingles can blister or burst. A roofing contractor in Greenville will examine your attic to determine if there is any airflow and tell you what caused the shingle damage.

3. Leakage and water staining on your roof

If you notice water stains on your roof or other areas where the roof may have spilled, such as your attic, call a roofing professional. Leakage can lead to serious damage. Water stains could indicate a leaky roof. You should monitor the water that pools after or during storms.

4. Flashing is loose or worn

A sign that there is something more serious than cracked, loose, or worn flashing around chimneys and vent stacks could be a problem. Roof shingles with protrusions on the roof are more likely to fall. Incorrectly applied flashing and caulking can cause roof leaks. This could be a sign of improper roof installation.

5. You have unusual post-storm debris on the roof

Storms, snowstorms, and other weather conditions can cause severe damage to your roof. Storms can cause roof damage by causing shingles and tree limbs, as well as dumping all manner of debris onto your roof. Inspect your roof after a storm to check for damage and debris. If you notice anything unusual, call a professional. It’s easier to solve a small problem quickly than it is later.

6. Your roof is home to mold and algae

If your roof shows signs of mold, algae, or any other moss growth, you may need professional roof repairs or replacements. Algae and mold can flourish in cracks and corners if the wind blows spores onto your roofing. If left untreated, mold and algae can cause leaks and stains. Roof damage can occur when the roots of the mold cause material used for construction to become ruined. A professional roofer can usually resolve mild moss infestations with some chemicals. However, complete roof replacement may be required if the entire roof has been covered by moss.

7. You can spot ice dams

Ice dams form when your attic is warm enough to melt the winter snow. Water seeps beneath shingles, causing them to freeze. If left untreated, ice dams can lead to major leakages. These ice dams can also cause damage to your gutters and loosen your roofing materials. How can you tell if there is an ice dam? Look at the icicles around your house’s exterior. Is water trapped between the icicles or is it an ice dam? It is possible that there is an ice dam. Roofing contractors can remove all icicles and allow water to flow as normal.

8. Your roof is sagging

Sagging roofs can indicate severe structural damage. Sagging roofs and bowing at rooflines should be taken seriously. You should immediately report sagging roofs to your preferred technician. This could be a sign that the roof is leaking into the decking.

9. Your roof is old

Even though you might not be able to see obvious issues, older roofs require more maintenance and inspections than newer ones. It is important to know the age of your roof before you decide whether to repair it or buy a new one. Most roofs last between 25 and 50 years depending on the material. Keep an eye out for your roof as it approaches its 20th birthday.

Call KM Roof and Home Repair now if you need professional and reliable roofing services.

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KM Roof and Home Repair
310 Iveydale Dr.
Greenville, SC 29609
864-535-9184
www.kmroofers.com

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