Signs Your Houston Roof is Damaged
Your roof is a key component of your entire house, as it keeps the underlying structure secure and also ensures you and your family are safe. Because of its crucial nature, it is important you can spot signs of damage and address them as soon as possible for the safety of your home life. Here are some key signs to regularly keep an eye out for.
Think About How Old Your Roof Is
Aging is the most obvious sign we recommend Houston homeowners consider. In Houston, most roofs last about 15-20 years on average, but this also depends on the type of shingles you currently have installed on your roof. If you used simple 3-tab shingles, then your roof will last less than it would have if you utilized architectural shingles. If your roof has reached its lifespan, then it may be time for a roof replacement.
Check on the Condition of Your Shingles
Another sign to look for is in the condition of your shingles. When they are well in-tact, they will lay flat against your roof and remain sturdy. We recommend you keep an eye on the corners of your rooftop, where shingles are most prone to curling. With excessive wind damage, these corner shingles can easily fly off and cause a chain reaction in the neighboring shingles. In this case, a smaller-scale roof repair may be enough to reinforce the integrity of your roofing.
Check for Water Damage
When checking for water damage, it’s a good idea to check in the attic. Look around for water stains on the ceilings and walls, as well as mold and areas in the walls or ceiling that are warped. If you see any of these signs, it is likely that your roof is compromised somewhere and has made way for rain to flow in. If this is the case, the underlying wood in your home may be rotted and in need of replacement to continue to hold up the structure of your home and prevent more mold growth.
Amstill Roofing in Houston Will Complete a Free Roof Inspection
If you are in the Katy, Kingwood, Sugarland or other areas of Houston and have noticed any of these signs, then please contact our Houston roofers. We will schedule a free roof inspection to assess how damaged your roof is and determine whether a simple repair will suffice or if you need a full roof replacement. We complete about 90% of our roofing jobs within a single day so you can get back to living securely.