Many homeowners are unsure when their Minnesota roof needs to be repaired or replaced. It is important to have a professional evaluate your roof and determine the lifespan of it when you begin to question the condition. Have you been wondering about the lifespan of your roof lately? It may be time to have an evaluation to see where your roof stands and if you should consider a repair or replacement.
A leaking roof is something that many homeowners encounter. A leak usually means that the flashing needs to be checked. Flashing is a metal material that is used over joints in roof construction to help prevent water from entering and causing damage to the home. It is imperative to contact a professional at the first sign of a leak. A leak can shorten the lifespan of the roof especially if the leak is left unchecked.
If your home has a substantial amount of curling shingles, it is probably time for a roof replacement or repair. Curling shingles can result from improper installation, poor attic ventilation, or a defective product. If this is happening, it is important to know that the entire roof is compromised and therefore cannot act as an effective barrier.
Algae can grow on your roof and it is essential to address it before it spreads. Algae spores are transported to the air and when they latch onto a roof, they begin to grow. If you notice algae growth, contact a professional to properly clean it. This is not something you should attempt because algae can cause your roof to be slippery. A professional would also know how to appropriately clean the roof to prevent granule loss as well.
Missing roof granules can be a sign that it is time for a full replacement. Asphalt shingles are covered in granules to help protect against weather conditions. An easy way to check for missing granules is to examine your gutters for displaced granules. If you see granules in your gutters or on the ground by the downspout, your roof may be nearing the end of its lifespan. At this point, call a professional for an evaluation.
Water stained ceilings are another sign that your roof is leaking and therefore compromised. This could also be a sign that there is an issue with condensation. Improper ventilation or careless underlayment may be the root cause. Some homeowners just paint the water stain to cover it up but the reason behind the leak should be addressed to prevent further damage.
There are many different signs to look for before a roof repair or replacement. If you notice anything, never hesitate to call a professional contractor for an inspection. Snap Construction is a full service construction company that can help with any of your Bloomington roofing, siding, and other home projects!