Have you ever noticed that when people are looking for an answer when having to make a tough decision, they often wish for a sign from above?
Regardless of your spiritual beliefs, this approach is totally accurate when it comes to the state of your roof and whether it needs repairs or to be replaced. All you have to do is look up to the heavens for signs you need to call Rocky Mountain Roofers and Gutters, your roofing contractors in Fort Collins.
Check the Gutters
One of your spring duties should be to clean out the gutters as they tend to get filled up with leaves and other debris over the winter. When you do clean them out, check for granules and pieces of shingles, which are a sign that your roof is deteriorating.
Signs of Moisture
You might have water leaking into your home because of a damaged roof and not even realize it. If you have a lot of insulation in your attic, you might not notice a leak until it has caused some pretty serious damage. So it is a good idea to take a look in your attic and crawl spaces for signs of moisture.
Let There Be Light
The last thing you want to see is sunlight coming in your house through a hole in the roof. This is a definite tell-tale sign that you need to have a professional take a look at your roof.
Like we stated earlier, you should be cleaning your gutters in the spring. While you are cleaning your gutters, stop for a moment and take a good look at the shingles on your roof. If you have shingles that are cracked, curling, dented or just plain missing, you should be giving your roof contractor a call right away.
How old is your existing roof?
Most experts agree that a typical asphalt roof will last between 20 and 25 years. Of course, this varies depending on how well the roof was cared for, weather and other factors.
Still, if your roof is 20 years old or older, you really should have a professional take a look at it.
Moss might look great in a shady corner of your yard, but you certainly don’t want to see it on your roof. Moss is an indication that there is trapped moisture, which can ruin your roof. Best to have that checked out right away just to be on the safe side.
While you are in the attic looking for signs of moisture, take a good look at the rafters as well. If the rafters are sagging, it could be from moisture leaking from the roof.
Sagging Roof Deck
Your roof might have different degrees and pitch, but it should still appear to look straight along the lines. If it looks like it’s sagging, it could be a sign that you need a new roof.
If you notice any of these signs, give Rocky Mountain Roofers and Gutters a call.