Hello, and welcome back to our blog! Here at Tennessee Roofing & Construction, Inc., we are dedicated to providing the residents of Chattanooga with the best in residential roofing services. Although most people don’t think about it until there are any issues, the roof of your home is one of the most important structural features to keep maintained. Your roof is not only the first line of defense that your home has against elements such as rain, but it is also a major player in the energy efficiency of your home. If your roof becomes compromised, a wide variety of issues can follow, issues that we believe most people want to avoid. In this blog post, we are going to go over a couple of signs that indicate your roof is in need of repairs. Continue reading below to learn more.
Make Sure Your Roof is in Good Repair
Chattanooga, like many Southern cities, is known for two things – hot summers and rainy springs. Because of this, roofs on Southern homes need to be able to handle torrential downpours and, unfortunately, hot, humid summers. In order to make sure that your roof is as healthy as possible, make sure to consider the following items:
- Age: On average, you can expect your roof to have a lifespan between 20 and 25 years. While this may seem like a long amount of time for a roof to last, in the scheme of things it can actually feel quite shorter. If your roof is coming close to its expected lifespan, we suggest that you give us a call at Tennessee Roofing & Construction, Inc. We will come out, inspect your roof, and determine if it is time for your shingles to be replaced. In some cases, roofs can last upwards of 30 years, however, it is in your best interest to have your roof checked to make sure that it is still up to the task of protecting your home.
- Missing/Peeling Shingles: If you are able to see the top of your roof and notice that shingles have begun to peel away or are completely missing in some areas, this is a major indicator that it is time for some prepares to take place. If the shingles of your roof become compromised, moisture can quickly seep into the underlying lumber that makes up the main structure of your home’s roof. While it is easy to repair or replace shingles, it is much more difficult to fix rotten wood.
- Leaks: While we hope that your roof never gets to this point if you notice that leaks have started to develop, this is a major sign that your roof needs to be repaired. Typically, faulty shingles are responsible for a leaky roof. As the shingles begin to fail, moisture is able to penetrate the barrier of your roof. If this is already happening in your home, please contact us as soon as possible. Not only are leaks annoying, over time they can cause major damage to the support beams of your roof. Barring the fact that this affects the structural integrity of your home, moisture can also lead to the formation of mold, a major health hazard and one of the leading causes of indoor air pollution.
- Sagging Roof Deck: Your home’s roof deck is the wooden surface that is placed over the support beams of your attack and is the surface that shingles are fastened too. If you notice that your roof is sagging in places, this almost always means that your roof deck has become compromised due to water damage. If left unattended, your roof will eventually fail and, in some cases, can break through the ceiling of your home. Not only is this a cosmetic eyesore, but it can also be dangerous for anyone who is in the home. Ensure the safety of you and your family by contacting us today.
We hope that this blog post has helped to provide some information on signs that show that your roof is in need of repair. If you are already convinced that your Chattanooga home is in need of our help, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us today. With years of experience under our belts, we are certain that we can handle any roof repair or maintenance needs that you may have.