Signs you may need a new roof
Central Florida has its share of increment weather. High-speed winds and hail can often cause repairable damage. A roofing professional can help evaluate the level of roof damage and suggest necessary repair or replacement.
A major sign that you need a new roof or repairs to your roof at the least is a leak. Small leaks can grow and become large leaks. Large leaks which can lead to a bigger problem, damage to your property and possessions! 3MG Roofing and Solar can help you identify the cause of your leak, and advise on the best course of action to keep you, your family, and your property safe.
Roofs made of wood or asphalt can start to decay rot when they’ve reached the end of their lifespan. Shingles will become brittle and decay over time. Cracked, curled, or falling shingles indicate that they are decayed and need to be replaced. A full replacement may be necessary depending on the amount of decay.
A sagging ceiling, stains or discoloration is often caused by moisture from a roof leak. This should be assessed by a roofing professional immediately and never ignored.
If you can see small streaks of light or cracks of daylight shining through the roof from the attic, this is a clear sign that the roof is damaged or shingles are missing.
20 YEARS OLD +
If your roof is more than 20 years old, you may be due for a new one. You can have your roof evaluated by a professional roofer to help you determine the age and condition of your roof.
Roof Shingles can lose granules over time or due to weather conditions. They may start to look bare in spots or patchy. Granules serve as protection for the shingles and roof, so losing granule protection will cause faster decay of your roof.
A roof missing shingles or broken shingles is a clear indication that the roof should be replaced. It is a good idea to contact a professional roofer as soon as possible to avoid a further loss of your property’s protection.
Moss holds excess moisture, so removing moss from the roof can prevent future damage. Moss growing on the roof shingles can also be removed with a bleach and water mixture or can be carefully brushed away. In many cases, the moss is only superficial, but it should be checked by a professional.
Pests and critters may cause damage to your roof by trying to make a nest. Small holes in the roof can be repaired after the pests are removed, preventing further damage to the roof and property.