How Do You Know if it’s Time For a Roof Replacement?
Roof damage can be caused by a number of things, from a strong storm to simple wear and tear over time. Oftentimes, illegitimate contractors called storm chasers go door to door to try to get your money upfront to fix your roof. However, these people often never return and run off with your money. For this reason, you should choose a local team you can trust.
At Just Roofing, our licensed contractors have been in business for decades and offer fair prices and quick services. Here, we will discuss what to look for if you think your roof has been damaged or if you believe it has reached the end of its lifespan.
- Curled, Damaged Shingles
One of the most prominent signs of damage and wear on your shingles is if you can see them curling or flaking. Curled, flaky shingles provide less protection for your home and can also deter customers from actively looking at your home when they are house shopping. In addition, if your shingles or other roofing materials are not flat on your roof, are cracked, missing portions of the material, or completely gone, there is a higher chance that your home could be damaged from water or wind. To avoid potential harms from curled or flaky shingles, you need to consult a roofing contractor as soon as you suspect there has been damage.
- Roofing Materials Falling off the House
For some roofing materials, such as shingles, an easy way to tell if they have been damaged is to look for small granules or other roofing materials that have fallen from your roof. While this also could be a sign that your roof has simply reached the end of its lifespan, it could also be a sign of a different, more worrying issue. Many times, if granules or small pieces of your roofing material begin falling from your home and are noticeable, it is likely due to some sort of weather event that caused them to flake. This is often a result of hail or strong winds. When your home has been hit by hail, you can typically tell if there’s damage before you even walk outside. There will be roofing materials scattered around the edges of your home, which shows the force in which your home was hit. If you notice granules around your home or other materials, it’s crucial you contact a roofing professional as soon as possible.
- Leaks, Water Spots, or Mold
If your roof has been damaged without you noticing, it can progress to the point where water spots and mold form. Leaks can even occur, which can damage your walls and siding.
If you notice leaks or water spots, you need to contact an expert immediately to ensure your health isn’t adversely affected. If you do nothing to remedy the leaks and water spots appearing, it will eventually cause mold, if it hasn’t already. When mold forms in your home or business, you and everyone else who comes to your property are immediately affected. Mold can cause a variety of health-related problems, and it is important to treat the damaged areas before anyone is harmed.
- Your Roof Is Unsightly From The Road
A tell-tale sign of a damaged roof is if it looks unsightly from the road. As roofs age, they begin to show their wear with flaky, curled shingles. If your roof looks damaged from the road, it will lower your curb appeal and the overall value of your home. When potential buyers are looking at homes to tour and inquire about, they want to see that they are structurally sound. If the damage to your roof can be seen from the street, it may deter potential buyers, which will negatively impact your curb appeal and home value.
What We Can Do For You
If you suspect your roof has been damaged or has worn out over time, you should contact our team at Just Roofing immediately. We will come to your home or business to assess the damage and create a plan to fix the issues, no matter if it’s a simple repair or a complete reroofing project. We offer fair prices and will ensure your project is completed quickly and with the highest possible skill level. Your new roof will protect your home or business and everything within it, so you stay safe.
Contact Just Roofing Today
If you are in Southeastern Virginia and looking for a team of roofing contractors to repair or install your roof, contact Just Roofing today. Our contractors have decades of experience, and we will complete your project quickly and with little disruption to your life. To learn more about our services or to speak with a licensed contractor, give us a call at 757-310-3873 or message us on our contact page today.