Realizing that your roof needs to be replaced can be a huge headache. However, as intimidating as it may be, this is one task that you don’t want to put off for another day. Unattended damaged roofs can cause long-term structural damage to your home or even threaten the health of you and your family. It’s also particularly important during inclement weather, as hurricane season could be a threat to the integrity of your roof and may require you to call in property restoration services to help restore your roof to its former self. Here are some indicators that it’s time to call your local property restoration services and have them come to replace your roof.
An obvious sign that you need property restoration services to come take a look at your roof is a leak from above. It may seem obvious, but some people mistake leaks for plumbing issues and don’t act quickly. However, if you’ve recently had a bad storm, it may have caused some damage to your roof—and while a single damaged spot may be patched up, multiple holes are going to be a good indicator that you need to replace the roof outright.
Moisture and Mold
Take a look at your attic if it’s accessible and look for any mold. If you have a drafty roof, it may be letting humidity into your attic which could lead to excess moisture and, over time, mold development. Attics are the perfect environment for mold to grow, so take a look if you suspect you may have roof damages to see if there are any indicators of mold or an overly moist attic.
Check the shingles of your roof and see if anything is out of the ordinary. Commonly this comes in the form of shingles that curl up, leaving a gap over your attic, allowing more roof damage to pile up. It’s also common to see algae growing on damaged roofs.
Higher Utility Bills
If your heating and cooling bills are suddenly jumping up, this could be because of roof damage. Go into your attic and take note of the temperature, as it shouldn’t be very different from the rest of the home. If it is much hotter or colder, this could be signs of a drafty roof and call for property restoration services.
Exterior Home Remodeling From Smith & Son’s
At Smith & Son’s, we have provided the state of Maryland with top-notch workmanship on our restoration and remodeling jobs for over three decades. We have 24/7 availability and exceptional customer service, along with the expertise to complete all of your interior and exterior home remodeling needs. We take pride in what we do, and we know that you will too. For an exceptional job at an honest price throughout the Annapolis, Glen Burnie, Pasadena, Ellicott City, Severna Park, and Columbia areas, give us a call today at (410) 360-5252 or 1-410-245-5954 for 24/7 insurance home emergency service. You can also keep up with us on Facebook, Twitter, and contact us here. We look forward to serving you.