Our roofs shelter our families and treasured belongings from the outdoors, so it’s important that they’re in top condition. Unfortunately, cold weather and heat from the sun cause shingles to deteriorate. Regular maintenance prolongs the life of your roof, but eventually you’ll have to replace it. If you notice any of the following warning signs, contact us right away:
1. Indoor water damage
If you have dark spots or water accumulation on your ceiling, water may be leaking through your roof. Not only is this unsightly, but it also creates a breeding ground for harmful mould. Ask a roofing contractor to inspect the water damage—they’ll be able to tell you if your roof is to blame.
2. Deformed shakes/shingles
Do you have asphalt shingles or cedar shakes/shingles that are curling up? If this is the case across your whole roof, it’s time to get a new one or water may start dripping between the gaps in your roof and into your home.
3. Missing roof pieces in your gutter or backyard
When shingles are damaged, they can fall off your roof. When shakes get too old, they crumble into granules. If you find any little pieces in your gutter or backyard, contact a contractor before your roof starts to leak. If you act fast, they may be able to repair the problem. But if too many pieces are missing, a replacement is often the best solution.
4. Wet spots in your attic
If you’re concerned about the state of your roof, take a trip into your attic. If you see discoloured insulation, wet lumber or moisture inside skylight chases, your roof is probably leaking. Replace your roof before serious water damage occurs.
5. Black stains and moss on your roof
If you’re struggling to keep on top of unsightly marks or out-of-control growth, you should start shopping for a new roof. Since it’s not an emergency you’ll have time to seek advice and consider all of your options.
Calgary’s Re-Roofing Experts – Sunik Roofing
If your roof is showing any of the above warning signs, it’s time to call Sunik Roofing—we’ve been installing, repairing and replacing roofs at a competitive price since 1986. Whether you’re looking to replace a roof made out of rubber, asphalt, cedar shakes or concrete, our team in Calgary can help. For more information regarding our services, contact us today. We’ll be more than happy to answer your questions and provide you with a free quote.