Do I Need a New Roof?
Your Roof May Be Trying to Tell You Something
You don’t have to be a professional roofer to know when something is wrong with your roof. Keep a close eye out for the following signs and if you see them, call J Wales Home Solutions right away.
A LEAK IN THE ATTIC
Because the earliest hints of roof leaks usually appear in the attic, it’s a good idea to check the space often. After a strong storm or wind-driven rain, it’s especially important to inspect your attic. If you find signs of a leak, it may mean that you have storm-damaged shingles, inadequate underlayment or deteriorated flashing.
BLISTERING OR PEELING PAINT
Peeling and blistering interior and exterior paint is usually the result of moisture trapped in the house due to poor ventilation, which can also damage your roof.
STAINS OR MOLD ON THE CEILING
Stains are bad enough, but mold can cause health issues. These blemishes can be caused by leaks from outside the house or moisture trapped inside.
If your shingles or siding are beginning to rot, that means there’s trapped or excessive moisture in the system. This decay needs to be addressed right away, or it will only get worse.
MISSING, CRACKED OR CURLED SHINGLES
Shingles that are beginning to bow or break have reached the end of their service life and are no longer protecting your home. It’s time to invest in a new roof.
DARK AREAS ON YOUR ROOF
Vegetation, fungus, mold or algae growth caused by trapped moisture can lead to dark stains on your roof. You may not need a whole new roof, but you will want to invest in new shingles. Ask us about StainGuard® algae protection, available on many GAF Shingles.
EXCESSIVE ENERGY COSTS
Inadequate ventilation can increase your household cooling costs by trapping hot air in the attic. Trapped moisture can also drip into your insulation, reducing its effectiveness.
Need a Second Opinion?
Think your roof is trying to tell you something? Call a roofer who can help interpret its signs. Contact J Wales Home Solutions at (817) 440-4436 to talk about your roofing needs.