Four Warning Signs That Could Save Your Roof

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Whether you have had a home built from scratch or moved into an existing residence, a mistake some homeowners tend to make is to treat their roof as "done" after an initial inspection. Once the house has been looked at by a professional and your home has stood the test of time for its first few years, it can be easy to ignore the roof until an obvious issue presents itself. That temptation is ill-advised, as a keen eye on your roof's appearance will prevent minor issues from blossoming into a series of major repairs.

With minor vigilance, you can assess your roof's health with the help of these 4 Warning Signs:

Cracked Flashing:

A quick check of your roof can determine if your flashing– thin strips of weather resistant material– are cracking or lifting, which could lead to roof leaks.

Aging Shingles:

An intricate layering of elements designed to protect your roof from UV rays and give it an appealing shape, shingles offer both style and substance for your roof. Aged shingles alter your roof’s appearance either via gaps in your roof from fallen-out shingles or a "cupped" shape caused by shingles curling up at the end of their lifespan.

Attic "Lights":

There's plenty of warning signs to heed inside your home, as well. Checking your attic for signs of light pouring in will lead you to damaged areas in your roof.

Ceiling Stains:

Our last warning sign also comes from within. With a compromised roof, water begins to seep into your home and stain your ceilings. The initial appearance can be a subtle, spreading, vaguely circular pattern where the colour of your ceiling seems a little "off". As time progresses, this stain will spread and darken in colour. Ceiling stains are to be taken seriously, but are somewhat ambiguous, as they are a sign of anything from roof damage to plumbing issues.

Have you spotted any of these warning signs in your home that would indicate a need of roof repair? Call Same Day Roofing at (905) 902-7663 for a free estimate on all roof repairs and roof installation in Hamilton, Oakville, Burlington and surrounding areas.

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Roof Replacement – The signs of a Failing Roof

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More than any other, the question customers ask us at Same Day Roofing is “what is the lifespan of my roof?” Experts agree that your roof should last between 20 and 25 years. It always helps to know when your roof is installed, so that you will know exactly at what stage it is in as part of its lifespan.

This knowledge will serve you well in the long run as it will keep you abreast of when you will need to replace your roof.

What are the signs of a failing roof?

First, you will need to look at your shingles. If you notice that the shingles are starting to curl or buckle, that’s a sign that they are towards the end of their use and need to be replaced. It is not uncommon for homeowners with older roofs to find granules from their shingles among the refuse in the gutters. These granules are somewhat larger than a grain of sand. Also, be sure to check that the shingles have not become dislodged. Missing shingles are a tell-tale sign that your roof needs a complete overhaul.

You will also want to look for any signs of moisture on your roof. Are there any dark patches visible? This could be an accumulation of moisture, which can lead to mold and mildew problems. Another potential sign of moisture is a spongy, “bouncy” sections of your roof, which can also be a sign of moisture becoming trapped in your roof.

Has your roof left you feeling compromised as it approaches 20 or 25 years in service to your home? It may be time to replace your roof. You can always call Same Day Roofing at (905) 902 7663 for a free estimate on roof replacement or any potential repairs. Same Day Roofing offers roof repairs and installations in Hamilton, Oakville and Burlington.

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