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Telltale Signs Your Roof Might Be Failing

Your roofing system serves as your number one defense against the elements. If it fails, the damage could be catastrophic. Keeping ahead of serious problems is the best way to avoid potentially costly repairs or replacement.

Here are a few signs of early roof damage.

Ceiling Stains

The last place you want to see water stains is on your ceiling. Rainwater is rife with dissolved minerals that get left behind when the water dries up. This buildup causes the stains we see around the house. If your ceilings are pockmarked with these unsightly deposits, your roofing may have already been compromised. Call your roofing company for an inspection visit at the first sign of ceiling stains.

Damaged Shingles

Asphalt shingles are pretty tough, but they are not invulnerable. Strong wind, hail impact and other accidents can cause the tabs to warp, bend or break off completely. Spotting the affected shingle can be challenging as they are up on your roof. Over time, these can become points of leakage and cause massive water-related damage in your assembly.

Clogged Soffits

Your soffit vents are responsible for circulating air inside your attic and maintaining its humidity level, protecting your roofing deck from moisture. However, dust and dirt can often accumulate inside the soffit and clog the proper flow of air. This affects your attic ventilation and your indoor humidity. Have a professional clear the soffits of any dust buildup at least once or twice a year.

Rusted Flashing

Flashing strips protect the most vulnerable parts of your roof from water penetration. These are often the joints where two roof panels meet or where a roof connects to a wall. Flashing also covers the base of any roofing accessory you might have, such as ventilation shafts and chimneys. During your annual roof inspection, ask your contractor about replacing rusted flashing strips with brand new ones.

Keep your roof in good shape with the help of our roofing experts at New View Roofing. Give us a call today at (469) 250-0016, or fill out our online contact form and get a free inspection within 24 hours. We serve homeowners in Dallas as well as all nearby areas.

 

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