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The next time you walk outside, take a moment to gaze up at your roof. What do you see? Do you see even shingles that are all laying flat? Or do you see shingles that are starting to curl and that are covered in moss? You can tell a lot about the condition of your roof just by looking at it. If you are at all concerned about the state of your roof, then your first call should be to a roofing contractor. They can evaluate the situation and recommend repairs or replacement as needed. Learn more about roofing and roofing contractors here on this website.


Up on the Rooftop

How Can You Tell It's Time For Roof Repairs? 3 Ways You Know It

Lori Silva

Not many people climb up their buildings regularly to check the condition of their roof. This is because for homeowners, as long as something is not broken, there is no need to worry about it. Sadly, where roofs are concerned, homeowners only notice a problem when water starts dripping through from rains or when they can see rays of the sun streaming through the gaps. By the time these signs are visible, your roof might be damaged beyond repair, and replacing a roof is not a cheap financial project.

The trick that will help you uphold the perfect condition of your roof is knowing the signs that indicate a bad roof and when you should call a roofing contractor for immediate repairs. Here are three signs to watch out for.

Does Your House Have Moisture Where There Shouldn't Be?

Moisture is one of the most dangerous things to a home's interior. It leads to the bubbling of the paint, rotting, and even mold and mildew development. The issue is that not many homeowners can make the connection between a bad roof and the presence of unwanted moisture inside the home until it is too late. 

You should keep a vigilant eye on your interiors, especially after it rains. If you notice any moisture puddles in the home, blistering in the walls, or a musty odor—common in attics where water is leaking—call a roofing contractor to check your roof for leaks. 

Are there Stained and Discolored Parts of Your Home Interior?

Every homeowner assumes that as their home gets older, it will deteriorate in certain ways. This is probably why some homeowners overlook stains and discoloration on the walls and the ceiling. If your ceiling is accumulating large brown spots, it is an indication that water is seeping through the roof and membrane and landing onto the ceiling. 

The same stains might spread to the wall and will be very obvious in houses that are painted white or other neutral tones. Call in a contractor as soon as you notice a stain.

Are You Paying Higher Power Bills?

The roof works as insulation against cold weather and extreme heat. When it starts deteriorating, its ability to insulate your house diminishes and the HVAC has to work harder. If you haven't added an appliance but have a huge bill, it is time to call a roof repair expert.

The quality of roof repairs you get will depend on the roofing contractor's experience for the job. That's why it's wrong to do any roof repair job yourself if you are not a skilled roofer. Whether the roofing problem looks small, always hire a seasoned roofer to handle it. Contact a company, such as Roofers of Minnesota Co., for more information.