You can say a lot of things about roofs, and most of them might be true. But one thing that nobody can argue with is that roofs are tops. This statement can be taken in several ways. A roof does for the top of your home. It can also act like a "top" or lid for your home, keeping the rain out. Then, there's the third meaning, which is the one we happen to like the most: roofs are the best. (People say things are "tops" when they really like them.) Since we like roofs so much, we've decided to write about them, and you've discovered the blog where we do that.
As a homeowner, it's safe to say that you must continuously repair and maintain your home to ensure a quality appearance and safety for your family. Home features such as windows, doors, and siding must bear the brunt of natural elements, suffering from wear and tear over time. One particularly important area of your home, and one that is often overlooked by homeowners, is the roof. It's easy to ignore issues with your roof because, without the proper equipment, it is difficult to access your roof to examine its status. There are signs that you can look for throughout your home that can inform you of the state of your roof. Unfortunately, these signs often mean that your roof is in a dire state of disrepair. Fortunately, roof installation professionals are available to repair or install a new roof for you as needed. To help determine if you need a new roof installation, here are two indoor signs that you may need a new roof installation.
There Are Ceiling Leaks Throughout Your Home
Your home's roof is the first line of defense that your home has from the elements. Roofs must bear an onslaught of rain, wind, and snow year after year. Understandably, this onslaught eventually delivers structural damage to your roof. Your roof may begin to crack and develop holes that allow water to breach the interior of your home through your ceilings. Ceiling leaks are frequently the point where most homeowners realize that their roof may be in distress. Single leaks may be a sign of isolated roof damage, requiring only a relatively minor roof repair. However, if the leakage is widespread, you may need a completely new roof to be installed.
There is Ceiling Mold Throughout Your Home
When water leaks into your home through the roof, this will cause several additional issues beyond leakage. Contact with water will cause the wooden structures within your home to rot. The water will also result in increased humidity, encouraging mold growth. Rotting wood and mold growth are dangers to your family. Isolated mold growth in certain areas of your home may be signs that your roof has only been partially compromised. Unfortunately, mold damage is often far worse underneath the surface, so there's no way to be sure without opening up the ceiling or accessing your roof. However, if you are finding ceiling mold throughout your home, that is a clear sign of extensive roof damage, and you'll likely require a full roof replacement.
Due to your circumstances or lack of equipment, accessing your roof may be difficult. Fortunately, these signs are great tools to use to determine your roof repair needs. If you're experiencing these signs or if you believe that your roof has been compromised, contact a roof installation contractor today!
For more information on roof installation, contact a company like Kerry Roofing LLC.