Do You Need a New Roof? Learn to Spot the Signs of Trouble

Your roof is one of the most important structural aspects of your home. It’s also highly susceptible to damage or decay due to constant exposed to the elements. But how do you know if you need a Jacksonville roofing specialist?

Sometimes, knowing your roof needs repair or replacement is easy — there’s no denying the need for repair if a tree crashed through it, for example, or if you have to use every pot and pan from the kitchen to catch rain during a passing shower. Often, though, the signs indicating trouble are less obvious. In some cases, the early signs of decay can be dealt with easily, preventing a bigger, more expensive job down the road. The key, though, is learning the signs of a potential problem with your roof.

So what do you look for? If you spot any of the following, it’s time to call the Jacksonville roofing specialists at A Crown Roofing:

  • Shingle Issues – Most asphalt shingles are designed to last about 20 to 25 years under normal conditions. If your roof is getting up there in age, it might be time for a consultation. Visible signs of deteriorating shingles include missing shingles, shingles that are cracked, curling or buckling, and piece of shingles or shingle granules in your gutter.
  • Attic Issues – If you’re like most people, you probably don’t spend a lot of time in your attic, but the upper portion of your home often hides signs of roof trouble. Twice a year, take a flashlight up into the attic and inspect it for signs of trouble, including daylight showing through the rafters, signs of water damage or leaks, sagging beams, and dark spots indicating decay or water problems.
  • Moisture Issues – Water is one of your homes worst enemies. Not only can it lead to decay, but mold and mildew can harm your health. Inspect your roof for signs of water damage or problems, including patches of mold or fungus, dark spots, and missing shingles. In some cases, the problems can be eradicated with a good cleaning (dark spots are usually just algae) but a thorough inspection will confirm.

Paying close attention to your roof can mean the difference between a minor repair and a full-scale replacement. Learn the signs of roof decay, and call in the Jacksonville roofing specialists at when you spot trouble.