Regular roofing inspections are important because even if your roof appears to be in good shape, it could be harboring underlying damage. Today, Wilson Roofing discusses how to read your roof and what warning signs to watch out for.
Granules in the Gutters
Seeing lots of fine granules in the gutters is a warning sign that your asphalt roof is aging and may be nearing the end of its service life. Although it’s normal to see a few granules in the gutter, especially with new roofs, you should be alarmed if you have an older roof and a considerable amount of granules have landed in the gutters.
Shingles that have completely lost their protective granules have an uncharacteristically smooth surface and are no longer waterproof. Get in touch with your local roofing contractor so that they can conduct a full inspection and provide the right solution, whether isolated repairs or full roof replacement.
Sunlight Through the Attic
Another warning sign to watch out for is sunlight visible in the attic. While little cracks of light here and there may seem harmless, these small patches can easily become larger leaks in the future. Remember, if sunlight can penetrate through your roof into your attic, so can moisture. The presence of holes may also be a warning that the structure has experienced extensive water damage and may need to be replaced.
A few missing shingles can be addressed via simple repairs, but if a large portion of shingles have blown off, you have a serious problem. Contact your roofing company for an accurate assessment of your roof’s condition and the right solution.
Wilson Roofing is ready to assist you with all your roofing concerns. You can expect quality workmanship from us on every project. Call us today at (512) 263-3157 or fill out our contact form to learn more. Our roofing company serves homeowners throughout Austin, TX, and nearby areas.