How Do I Know If I Need A New Roof

If You Think You Need A New Roof?

Select Roofing Consultants Is Your Decatur Local Roofing Contractor

Determining if you need a new roof is a task in itself.  How often do you look at your roof? Once a year when your decorating for the holidays? If your not checking your roof regularly you may be endangering your entire home.  Water damage and mold can occur, if a leak goes untreated. You must have a detailed roof inspection prior to determining the status of your roof.  If your roof is damaged due to hail or other natural disaster your roof could be subject to an insurance claim, helping you get a new roof.  Follow our tips on how to determine if you need a new roof.

How to determine if you need a new roof

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So, what should you look for when inspecting your roof? The National Roofing Contractors Association (NRCA) recommends you do a roof inspection at least two times a year, spring and fall. The best place to begin is inside your house, grab a flashlight and make a trip to the attic. If you can’t go into the attic then call your local roofing company and they can give you a roof inspection.

Here are four things to look for on the inside from the attic.

  1. Places where the roof deck is sagging
  2. Signs of water damage or leaking
  3. Dark spots and trails
  4. Outside light showing through the roof.

Here are six things to look for on the exterior of your home: Know that Select Roofing Consultants will help with an exterior roof inspection.

  1. Visually inspect your roof for cracked, torn, bald or missing shingles.
  2. Scan the roof for loose material or wear around chimneys, vents, pipes or other penetrations.
  3. Watch out for an excessive amount of shingle granules (they look like large grains of sand) in the gutters:  this is a sign of advanced wear.
  4. Check for signs of moisture, rot or mold. Note that wet spots may not be directly under your faulty shingle; water can travel down to its lowest spot before it drips. Mold, fungi and bacteria can grow quickly — within 24 to 48 hours of a water-related problem.
  5. Examine the drainage, and make sure gutters and downspouts are securely attached. Also ensure all drains are open and allow water to exit, and all gutters and downspouts are free of debris.
  6. Check that all bath, kitchen and dryer vents go entirely outside of your home, not just into the attic space.

Select Roofing Consultants is your locally owned roofing roofing company in the Decatur and Atlanta area.  We have been repairing and replacing roofs all over the Atlanta Metro Area for over 20 years.  Trust SRC for your next roofing problem.

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