4 Signs That Show Your Roof Is Not Okay

Posted on: 24 June 2021

The roof offers maximum protection and safety when in good condition. However, a functional roof requires routine maintenance and timely repairs for any emerging issues. These care practices ensure that your roof remains functional and reduce wear and tear. 

A majority of the roofing issues are conspicuous, while a few require an expert eye to detect. Additionally, you can fix some issues through roofing repairs, but extensive damage may require the complete replacement and restoration of the roof. 

This article discusses some of the signs pointing to a need for roof restoration. 

1. Sagging Sections of the Roof

A sagging roof compromises the aesthetic appearance of your home. You can easily identify it by looking out for areas that appear lower than others from the roof's attic. Usually, a sagging roof is a sign of extensive damage, which is why you should contact a professional roofer as soon as you notice it. The roofing contractor may recommend a complete roof restoration if the sagging is extensive. 

2. Water Stains and Mould Growth

Water stains signal a leakage. Stains mainly manifest through visible watermarks on the ceiling after a heavy downpour. In most cases, watermarks are accompanied by mould growth. If you notice mould in the ceiling and walls, your roof is likely to be leaking. If the water leakage results from punctures on the rooftop, it might be necessary to replace the entire roof. 

3. Rust, Wood Rot and Flaking Paint

Corrosion is a result of the oxidation process. If you notice rust on metallic fasteners, fittings and the external roof surface, it is a sign of poor water drainage. Flaking paint and wood rot also show that your roof isn't draining water as it should. If left unchecked, these indicators can compromise the structure's integrity, which is why you should consider a roof restoration as soon as you notice them. 

4. Ageing Signs

A roof undergoes wear and tear over time. Regular maintenance and repair of your roof allow it to last long, but when a roof is more than 15 years old, you need to work on a restoration plan. Old roofs need regular repairs, which might be more costly than a full roof restoration.

The signs of roof damage discussed above do not end here; there are many more you might notice. If you observe any anomalies on your roof, you should contact a roofing contractor right away. Your roofer will inspect the roof, assess the damage and recommend the most suitable restoration strategy.


Replacing the shed roof

We wanted to start using our shed as a garage for our cars. We had not been using if for the last few years because the roof was in such bad condition and made the shed unsafe to be around. It turned out to be a lot more affordable than we expected to replace the roof and it's really nice to be able to use the shed again and have somewhere safe to put our cars at night. This blog has some information about what steps are involved in replacing roofs, including how to find a roofer that can help you replace your shed roof on a budget.