Construction & Building

Warning Signs Your Roof Needs Immediate Repair Or Replacement 

Keeping the houses neat, clean and always on-point is the end goal of everyone. We all look out for even the slightest glitches and problems here and there. At the sign of an even a little problem, we run to get the jobs done and the problem fixed. To all those who are very cautious when it comes to their house, we really appreciate your effort to keep your homes maintained. However, those who don’t pay attention to the changes, no matter minor, happening to their houses, need to be very cautious. If you diagnose a leaky rook from the signs of the decay or from a minor leak, you will be able to save yourself a lot of money on costly repairs. Nipping the problem out of the bud always results in the longevity and the lifespan of that particular area, especially roofs. As a home owner, it is your responsibility to consider all the factors, including the age of your house, the condition it is in, and how many repairs it has gone through. It helps you calculate the estimated time period in which the next repairs will be needed, or the problem will arise. Having said that, carefully checking for the warning signs that might be affecting your roofs will help you a lot of unnecessary home repairs. Let’s take a look at some of the common signs that indicate your roof either needs repair or replacement.  

Water Spots: 

So, before you start assuming, by water spots we don’t mean the obvious spots on the sealing. Because, if you already see water bulging out in the shape of fat cements drops that means it is already too late. You need to check on water spots regularly, and by that we mean, going into the attic and checking the plywood sheeting for these spots. What you need to know is that not all water damages occur on the drywall ceiling, and the smaller ones will appear at the plywood sheeting. When they penetrate down to your drywall, then you need to contact roof replacements Sydney, otherwise the time-bomb is ticking and you must act fast. On the other side, if you see water marks only, you will have a few options left. A spot or two on a relatively new roof will need repairs, but if there are multiple leaks and the roof has aged, you should opt to replace the whole roof.  

Damaged Shingles: 

Damaged shingles or the ones with algae stains and moss might need your attention. The latter might not necessarily be a kiss of death for a roof, but they are a huge indicator of your roof’s steadily shortening lifespan. Most quality shingles have an algae resistant coating, which means that it has the tendency to last at least half the roof’s lifespan. In case, they still appear on your rooftop, they aren’t that hard to remove. In fact, they are comparatively easy to remove and a perfect, well-researched DIY project can easily remove them. Algae stains can typically be classified as an eyesore, which can be left for as long as you want. On the flip side, moss typically grows on old roof and can cause major problems in the long-term.  

Saggy Roofs: 

Plywood sheeting cause saggy roofs, or in other terms, water damaged plywood sheeting causes the roof to dip. You might not be able to detect it while looking straight-on, but focusing at an angle will definitely cause it to stand out. Unfortunately, it isn’t one of those problems that require repair, as this one requires a completely new roof. The shingles have to be completely removed in order for the plywood to be replaced. Saggy roof is mostly found alongside the damaged shingles, and when these two are paired together, they are an indicator of a severe roof damage. 

As we started this article, we all want our homes to look top-notch all the time, and would never want our money to drain out due to useless repairs. This is why, it is mandatory for you to take precautions and be extra cautious about your home construction and repairs. If you are vigilant, we don’t see how you won’t be able to save money in a long run.