Damages to your CT roof, large or small, can cause issues to your home which will end up costing a lot of money and can affect your family's health. I'ts important to takes those issues seriously and consider repairing or replacing your roof. Here are some aspects to look out for to help you identify whether you need roof restoration or a completely new roof.
Missing Or Curling Shingles
When shingles curl that means they are starting to get old and defective. It would only be a matter of time before the came off completely destroying your roof and causing other problems to your home. When you have missing shingles, even just one, there can be serious damages that occur. Missing shingles can cause leaks destroying the walls and foundation. Sometimes the leak can be small and undetectable that the damage is irreparable and expensive.
This can be difficult to spot because the roof will look like it's just dirty but the dark patches can actually mean there is mold forming. Vegetation, fungus, mold, or algae growth, or the shingles’ protective granules have been lost are all potential causes of the dark patches on your roof. If These dark spots are not take care of right away then the health of your house as well as your families health could be in danger of the side effects of mold.
Peeling Exterior Or Interior Paint
When paint starts to peel off, it is most likely due to trapped moisture in the house because of extreme temperature or high humidity from poor ventilation. This could be a sign to replace the roof because of improper ventilation. Poor ventilation can also lead to ripped and damaged shingles which poses their own problems, as discussed earlier.
Moss grows on areas on the roof that don’t get much sunlight especially in cool, damp climates. According to This Old House, moss holds moisture against the roof surface and overtime in freezing climates can cause damage to the granules on the top of the shingles. Moss can be brushed off but it won’t prevent it from growing again; take care not to damage the shingle surface. You may need to contact professional restoration contractors.
A sagging roof can be a serious issue because it's only a matter of time until the sagging area completely caves in. Sagging areas on the roof can be due to extreme moisture, age or storm damage. If your roof is sagging, it is a good idea to call someone to go out there and look at it right away. All it takes is one more storm to knock the roof in and cause tremendous damage to your home.