If you are like many other Jacksonville home owners, the thought of a roof repair or replacement can sound daunting. While there are many home repairs that do not require immediate attention, your roof is not something that you should be waiting to fix until you need a full replacement. By detecting the warning signs early that your roof is in need of repair, you can improve the overall longevity of your roof and save money in the long run. At Morgan Conley Roofing, our professional roofers have determined that the following five signs are good indicators that your roof is in need of a repair.
Wet or Dark Colored Shingles
While it’s expected for shingles to be wet after a storm, if you notice that your shingles are a darker color than normal, and staying wet long after a storm; it is definitely time for a roof repair. Shingles that allow for moisture to be trapped in your roof can lead to a whole array of problems if not taken care of, including mold. It’s a good idea to call in a professional if you notice this, because we can help pinpoint the source of the moisture, and make sure that your shingles are working properly again.
Missing, Curled, or Cracked Shingles
If you notice that your shingles are showing their age in the form of cracking, curling, or completely falling off your roof; you should make sure to get them replaced as soon as possible. Just because you are seeing these signs on some of your shingles does not necessarily mean that your whole roof needs replaced. Usually when you see these warnings, it is an indication that your shingles are at the end of their lifespan. The average lifespan for a roof ranges from 20-40 years depending on the material that it is made out of.
Shingle Granules in Your Gutters
Are you noticing thick granules of blank sand like material in your gutters? For home owners that have asphalt shingles, this is a good indicator that your shingles are nearing the end of their lifecycle. Typically when asphalt shingles wear out, they will release granules that usually end up in your gutters. Not taking care of the issue could leave you with a whole mess of other issues especially during storm season if your gutters are not able to function properly.
Does your attic leak after it rains? Leaking attics usually indicate that your roof might be in need of some new flashing. It is best however to consult with a professional roof repair Jacksonville can trust to make sure that the issue doesn’t extend farther.
Roof Deck Sagging
If you notice that your roof deck is sagging downward, this usually is an indication that water is getting past your shingles. If caught early, you can usually avoid having to get a full roof replacement.
While this list is a great place to start when determining if your roof needs repairs, it is best to call in a roofing professional like Morgan Conley Roofing for an inspection. Give us a call today to get a free estimate or schedule your roofing repair!