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Re-roofing, how to know when your roof needs replacing.

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| Posted in: Advice & Info, Roofing

Most individuals don't give their roof a second thought until it starts to leak Don't put off! We would recommend that homeowners inspect their roofs twice a year, in the spring and winter. Remove debris from rooftops, drains, gutters and inspect for signs of damage. Here are a few telltale signs that it's time for a new roof.

  • Flashing

The flashing around vents, skylights, and chimneys seals the seams of the roof from rain and weather. checking these points make and sure there are no cracks, or nothing is breaking, which could lead to leaks.

  • Outdated

A steel roof should last you anywhere from 40 to 70 years! Even if you haven't noticed any warning signs, if your roof is nearing the end of its life expectancy, keep a close eye on it and be prepared for a roof replacement.

  • Water Damage or Leaks

A leak in your roof is a major sign that you need a new roof or some repairs to your roof. Even a small leak can grow and become a much larger problem, this can cause major damage to your property and possessions. If you have signs of water damage head to McHugh steel and speak to the roofing professionals.

  • Dark Streaks

Stains and dark streaks on the ceiling indicate that a leak has caused moisture to reach your ceiling. The dampness from the roof might seep into the walls, leaving stains from the top to the bottom. Although obvious leaks may not be visible, dark stains indicate that water is leaking through the roof and should be investigated for leaks.

  • Ceiling sag

A drooping ceiling may not appear to be a major problem at first glance, but it could suggest that a roof leak is creating moisture in the ceiling that has yet to be discovered. If a drooping ceiling feels soft or has the feeling of soggy cardboard when touched with a hand or a broomstick, it is most likely caused by excess moisture from a leak. A drooping ceiling should not be neglected until the leak becomes evident.

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