Emergency roof replacement may be essential after damage from a heavy storm. But what about nonemergency repair and roof replacement? Are there telltale signs that homeowners can look for to differentiate between normal wear and tear versus a larger problem?
Signs That You Need a Roof Replacement
You might see the edges of your shingles begin to curl. At the very least, this indicates that you will need new shingles and that you should have an inspection to determine if there is any warping of the boards underneath. Bald spots where granules are missing entirely from asphalt shingles and cracked shingles are also signs that it’s time to call a roofing contractor in Howard County.
Signs of Wear and Tear
If your roof looks old and worn, or if your neighbors are beginning to replace their shingles or roofs, it might be time to schedule an inspection of your own house. If many homes in the same neighborhood were built around the same time, then they might similarly all have need for roof replacement. Proper ventilation of your roof is necessary to ensure that asphalt shingles last as close to their lifespan as possible.
There are two other indications that you might need an entire roof replacement—not just shingle replacement. Any kind of organic growth on your shingles can quickly cause severe damage to your roof and home. Dark streaks on your shingles are an obvious indicator of airborne algae. While algae itself may not cause permanent damage, it can trap moisture in your shingles or roof, which will lead to damage below. Moss can grow on roof surfaces that don’t get much sunlight, especially in cool, moist climates. Moss holds moisture against the roof surface which can cause damage to the granules on the top of the shingles and shorten the lifespan of your roof.
Roofing Contractors in Howard County
If you see telltale signs of roof damage and are wondering if you need a roof replacement, contact Cox Roofing. Cox Roofing is a full-service, certified roofing contractor providing residential and commercial roofing services to the residents of the state of Maryland, with particular focus on Baltimore City, Baltimore County, Harford County and Howard County. We pride ourselves on our personalized service which transforms your property into the residence or business of your dreams.