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5 Signs That Your Roof Needs To Be Repaired or Replaced

December 26, 20223 min read

Your roof is easily the most important part of your home. 

It keeps everything in your house from falling apart (literally) and protects your family. 

So, that is why you need to make sure that your roof is always in the best condition.

Here at Reitzel Roofing & Exteriors, we will do everything in our power to assess your roof to see what services you will need, whether that is a roof repair or a roof replacement.

Now, here are some ways you can tell whether it is time for some changes to be made for your roof.

If one or many of these five signs of damage apply, please schedule a free inspection of your home by us.

Hidden roofing damage

1. Damaged Gutters

Leaky or clogged gutters are a telltale sign of your roof being out of date or poorly installed.

This can cause tons of problems in the future with the foundation of your house, and will cost you thousands of dollars in the long run if not fixed properly.

2. Missing or Ruined Shingles

You should be able to see from the ground if any of your shingles are starting to curl, warp, or crack.

Another way you can tell if your roof is damaged is if the granules on your shingles are loose and fall to the ground. 

This is often caused by age and hail damage.

These can lead to leaks in your house from UV ray damage, and are often a result of poor ventilation in your attic.

3. Mold

Mold is something nobody ever wants to have in their home.

And a lot of the time, mold is caused by a poor roof installation or an aging roof.

Check your attic for rotting wood and mold, as this is the most common place to find damage.

Also, be sure to check any gutter and exterior walls of your home for mold too, as those spots can also sneak up on you.

If there are any traces of mold found, it is extremely important you reach out to a professional immediately, as this can harm the health of you and your family.

4. Roof Stains or Streaks

Not only do these black streaks running along the side of your roof look unappealing, but they can also lead to great damage in the long run.

It takes a few years to show up, and they gradually will look worse as time goes on.

The stains are traces of algae, which can lead to mold and moss growing on your roof.

They trap moisture and can be harmful to the granules on your shingles, and the best way to prevent these streaks in the future is to replace your roof with algae-resistant shingles. 

5. Hidden Damage

Some of the most sneaky and harmful roof damage cannot be seen by the untrained eye.

It is always a good idea to have a roofing expert examine your roof every few years to ensure that nothing too harmful is affecting your roof.

Here at Reitzel Roofing & Exteriors, we will be honest with your roofing assessments and figure out an affordable, high-quality plan that will ensure the safety of your family.

We take pride in our excellent customer service. Please book your free roofing inspection today by calling Reitzel Roofing & Exteriors at (757) 513-7053. We are always happy to help. 

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