Winter is almost over, and spring will be here in a matter of weeks. Is your home prepared for the unpredictable weather that comes along with the change in seasons? Think about the last time you had your roof repaired or replaced entirely. It might be time to do so again. Here is how you know it’s time to replace your roof.
You Don’t Have Shingles
Your home’s roof isn’t the same without its shingles. It’s like a landscape without a lawn or baseball players in spring training without their hats. If your roof shingles are no longer intact or are just gone, it’s way past time to get new shingles installed. Without shingles in place, your home’s roof is left vulnerable.
There’s Excessive Water Damage
Have you been finding spots or stains of water on your walls and ceilings? If you have, then you may have just discovered another worrying problem – excessive water damage. Although a leaking roof is an issue that can ruin the structural integrity of your home, it can also lead to the growth of mold. When electrical wiring comes loose, they can cause a fire in your home as well. Avoid paying massive repair costs and get your roof replaced as soon as you can. Sometimes a small fix is all you need, but old roofs will just start to leak again, meaning you’re better off with a replacement.
The Mortar is Failing
Although you might think mortar is most commonly used to hold brick buildings together, you’ll also find it on your roof. Two areas where the mortar is used include the verges and ridges. The verge is the technical term for the outer parts of the roof itself, while the ridge is where two sections overlap. Winter takes a toll on your mortar since the cold can cause it to crack while winds can carry it away. Instead of conducting repairs, we recommend that you simply replace any mortar that has disintegrated or disappeared.
You See Light Through the Roof
Daylighting has its advantages, but if you didn’t intentionally create an opening to let it into your home, then it’s another sign you need to replace your roof. It’ll be easiest to spot this condition just before the sun goes down since you can have the lights off and judge how much sunlight is coming into your home.
Contact Topper Construction Today!
If you’re interested in having a roof system, siding, or water drainage system installed in your new home, or would like a free estimate, contact Topper Construction. With Topper Construction, you’ll see the benefit of nearly three decades of experience. Contact Topper Construction at 301-874-0220 or email us at email@example.com if you are interested in learning more. We can help you with projects in Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and Northern Virginia.