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Four Things Roofers Look For

Sometimes it is very obvious if you are in need of a roof replacement, but other times, there are problems happening beneath the surface that the everyday eye cannot detect. The best way to know whether or not you need a roof replacement is to hire roofers to inspect and take a closer look at your home. If you have experienced a bad storm, chances are you have some damage, but the roofing company will let you know what they think you need. Here are a few signs your roofers will be looking for.

Growth of Algae

Any roof that is growing algae has too much moisture on the surface and most likely a lot of mold and unwanted bacteria growth beneath the surface. When you notice algae growing, you need to have roofers identify the problem and repair it as soon as possible so you do not have other problems develop on your roof. Roofers are able to detect these problems, repair them, and have your home ready for the next rainstorm that comes through.

Sagging Roof

A sagging roof is a roof that needs to be torn out completely and rebuilt from the bottom layer to the shingles. Sagging roofs can be from nearby trees leaning on the home or from too much water retention. When you see a sagging roofline on your home, you can expect to have to pay for an entirely new roof. Ask your roofing contractor how you can avoid this problem in the future to get the most out of your investment in your new roof.

Clogged Gutters

When the inspector sees clogged gutters, they can almost guarantee there is water damage done to the roof in that particular section of roofing. Any time water stands on a surface, it can cause mold or other problems for you. The best thing to do is to get routine crews out to clean your gutters to protect your roof and essentially your entire house. If you live close to tall trees that shed a lot of leaves in the cooler months, you need to be prepared to clean out your gutters on a regular basis.

Simple Inspection

Roofers are trained professionals that often don't even have to climb up on your roof to know if there is a repair that needs to happen. These individuals are trained and have a lot of knowledge to know what signs to look for around your home that might indicate a need for a roof repair or replacement. By simply taking a look at your roof, they will have educated suggestions on what you need to do to keep your home and your family safe.

Contact a company like Cloise & Mike Construction Inc near you to learn more.