5 Signs You Need a New Roof

As your roof ages over time it can give you some not-so-obvious hints that it has received damage.  Here are 5 easy to notice signs that you may have roof damage and need it repaired or replaced.

Problems in the Attic

Finding leaks in the attic can be tricky, but if you see or smell things like rotting wood, mold, or musty smells you might have a hidden leak in your attic.  You should immediately have it inspected by a qualified professional.

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Cleaning Leaky Gutters from Roof Damage

Leaky/Clogged Gutters

Asphalt granules and broken-off pieces of cracked tiles can easily build up over time in your gutters.  This can be noticed if rainwater is pouring over the edge, or not coming out of the downspout, when it should.  Clogged gutters can cause thousands of dollars of siding and foundation damage.

Broken, Cracked, or Curling Shingles

Sometimes you can visually see curling, broken or cracked shingles from your driveway or yard; if there is damage to only a few of them they can typically be repaired quickly and easily.  However, more extensive damage may require a replacement.

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Water Damage on Walls & Ceilings

Ceiling and wall water damage can appear as discolored or softened areas.   If you see signs of this in your house chances are there is extensive water damage and will need to be inspected and repaired by a qualified professional.

Hidden Damage

Hidden damage can be extremely difficult for the average homeowner to find without causing further damage.  For this type of damage that you will need an experienced professional inspection to detect.  You can always call Charger Roofing to come out for a free inspection.

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