Key Warning Signs of a Failing Roof
Your roof is your home’s primary defense against the elements. If your roof is not providing adequate protection, your home is at risk, which is why addressing roof damage promptly and thoroughly is so critical. While some types of roof damage are obvious—like a gaping leak in your ceiling or a tree that fell onto your roof during a storm—other damage is much harder to detect. At Sharp Construction, LLC, we are committed to providing outstanding roof repair and replacement services. If you notice any of the following warning signs, contact us right away.
Leaks in the Attic
Sunlight peeking in through your attic rafters is always a red flag. If sunlight can penetrate your roof and into your attic, so can water. Water pooling in your attic is another indicator that you have a leak somewhere. Any leak—no matter how small—requires immediate repair. Always inspect your attic after a heavy storm for signs of leaks or other forms of storm damage.
Blistering or Peeling Paint
This usually occurs when moisture becomes trapped in your walls due to rising humidity levels from poor ventilation in your roofing system. Areas with trapped moisture create a breeding ground for mold and mildew. The experts at Sharp Construction, LLC can identify the source of the problem and provide an effective solution.
Missing, Cracked, or Curled Shingles
This is one of the most obvious signs that your roof is reaching the end of its service life. Cracked or curled shingles cannot be repaired, and they leave your home vulnerable to water damage. At Sharp Construction, LLC, we offer a wide selection of high-quality GAF® roofing systems, all warranted to protect your home for decades.
Wood decay is another possible effect of poor attic ventilation. We can help combat this by installing a vapor barrier between the insulation and the inside of your house to reduce the amount of moisture that reaches your walls.
Rising Energy Costs
A failing roof will cause you to consume more energy to maintain a comfortable indoor temperature. In warm weather, hot, trapped air in the attic will require your cooling system to work overtime to cool your home, while you’ll face the opposite problem in the winter. A roof replacement will boost your energy efficiency, resulting in the ideal combination of lower energy costs and a more comfortable living space.
Widespread Algae and Moss Growth
Over time, moss, algae, and fungi can eat away at granules, weakening your roofing shingles. They also create an eyesore, which drags down your curb appeal.
Get Professional Help From Roofing Experts Today!
Call Sharp Construction, LLC at (616) 222-0850 or fill out our contact form if you notice any of the signs listed above. We will be happy to provide you with a FREE quote for all necessary maintenance, repair or replacement services for your roofing system.