Warning Signs

Warning Signs to Look for With Your Roof

Winters in the central Massachusetts area are very tough on roofs.  High winds, heavy rains, sleet, and snow all take their toll on your roof.  An improperly installed roof jeopardizes the interior of your house and your possessions.  In addition, a roof’s failure to protect can cause great expense and is easily avoidable if you select the right contractor the first time.

It’s always a good idea to periodically inspect your roof to make sure your home is adequately protected. Leaks can spring up from a variety of sources.  Some of the most common culprits include:  flashing cracks around chimney or vents, worn and missing shingles, and condensation caused by poor attic ventilation.  The following are some of the signs to look for.  If you notice any of these warning signs, then your property may be vulnerable and require roof repair.

  • Dingy or dark areas on roof.  Pollutants, vegetation, fungus, and algae are typically the cause.

  • Granule loss on shingles result from aging.

  • Shingles with cracks or that are curling or missing usually happens at the end of their useful life.

  • Attic leaks after a strong rain may be caused by inadequate underlayment or deteriorating flashing.

  • Peeling of paint may result from high temperature and humidity.  Often, poor attic ventilation causes this. 

  • Interior stains on walls or ceilings can come from leaks that result in mold growth. Poor underlayment or inadequate ventilation can cause this.

If any of these symptoms are present at your house just call us at 508-400-0380 and we’ll be happy to do a thorough inspection and assessment for you.  Neglecting the need for roof repair will only cause greater damage. Eventually, this will cost more money as it will decrease house value and increase operating costs.  Also, the longer you wait the greater the repair cost will be.

We are a professional roofing contractor, fully licensed and insured.  Make sure the contractor you hire is experienced and knowledgeable so the job gets done right the first time.

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