How Do I Know When My Roof Needs to be Replaced or Repaired?

It can be dangerous and costly to believe your roof is structurally sound without having the information necessary to make that basic assessment yourself. The main reason for having a roof is to keep out water during the rainy season and the snow and ice during our harsh winters. Any breach in the roof structure can lead to water leaking into the house and cause significant damage to your roof deck wood, insulation, ceiling drywall and most importantly your home's electrical system.

Far too many people simply expect that they will receive a “sign from above?”  In the case of your roof, this is exactly what you do not want!  Any water damage coming into the roof is a signal you don’t want to see.

Well, regardless of your spiritual beliefs, or your hope of a perfect miracle signal, this approach isn’t super accurate when it comes to figuring out whether it’s time to repair or replace your roof.

So, when attempting to determine the condition of your roof, here are some signs that it might be time to call Empire Exteriors.

  • Shingles that are curled, cracked, or missing.
  • Shingles that are dark, dirty, stained or even wet.
  • A lot of shingle granules in gutters.
  • Wear and tear around roof objects and openings.
  • Blistering or peeling interior/exterior paint.
  • Staining on interior ceilings or walls.
  • Leaks in the attic after a rainstorm.
  • A roof deck that is sagging.
  • The presence of outside light in your attic.
  • Higher energy bills.

 

Empire Roofing and Exteriors is your best choice for roofing in Guelph and Cambridge

Trusted by many Guelph and Cambridge homeowners, Empire Roofing and Exteriors is your best choice for roofing repairs, roofing replacement, eaves trough, soffit and fascia, skylights as well as topping up your attic insulation. Whether it is general roof maintenance or new installations, we meet all your requirements to get the job done the right way, on time every time. We also offer thorough inspections and emergency damage services for your roof. Contact us today for a free estimate! Don’t forget to ask us about our financing options as well through the most powerful financing in the industry through FinanceIt.

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