The roof is one of those things that most of us really don’t start to pay attention to until something goes wrong. Your home’s roof is one of the most important parts of your house; it protects you all year long, so now it’s time for you to protect it.
So what are some signs that it’s time for you to replace your roof? Let’s take a look:
1. Attic Leak
This should seem obvious, but if your attic has puddles after a rainstorm, it might be time for your roof to be replaced. This problem could arise due to a variety of issues such as: inadequate shingle underlayment, poorly installed flashing (the aluminum or steel pieces between joints), or deterioration. Wind is one likely culprit of a leaky roof, and ice damage is another (we all know how the Pennsylvania snow can be sometimes).
2. Blistering/Peeling Paint
 
 
When the paint inside oroutside you home begins to blister or peel off, it may be because of a high amount of moisture in the house. The cause of this is the air not being able to ventilate correctly.
3. Stains, Mold, or Mildew on Ceilings and Walls
Let hope you’re able to catch stains on your walls and ceilings before mold starts to grow, but any of these things inside your home could be warnings that it’s time to replace your roof. Failing shingle underlayment may be causing water to manage to seep into your house.
4. Dark Spots
 
 
Dark dirty looking spots could just be dirt, but it could also mean mold, fungus, algae, or vegetation growth! This doesn’t necessarily mean your roof needs to be replaced, but it definitely should be taken care of. At Aspen Home Improvements, we offer roofing complete with Scotchgard™ Protector to help protect against algae on your shingles.
5. Missing, Cracked, or Curling Shingles
Your roof’s shingles are out in the sun all day long, and over time the sun can slowly dry them out. If you can touch your roof’s shingles and they fall apart, it’s time for a new roof. While a single broken shingle may just need a quick repair, multiple damaged shingles could require replacement.
If your home is experiencing any of these signs (or all, yikes!), contact us. There’s no better time to replace your roof than before the winter snow hits! Give Aspen Home Improvements a call to learn about roof repair in Columbia, Frederick, York and various other areas throughout Pennsylvania, Virginia and Maryland.