Most of us don’t make a point to get up on our roofs to check for signs of deterioration, but there are certain things you can look for from the ground or inside your home to check on the condition of your roof. Here are 5 warning signs that you need a new roof in Minnesota – or, at a minimum, that you should have your existing roof repaired.
Has a hail storm recently passed through town? As you can probably guess (especially if you’ve ever seen a hail damaged car), hail can severely damage the exterior of your home. If other things in your yard are looking rough after a hail storm, it’s probably caused damage to your roof. It’s best to have a professional roofing contractor come and take a look. At Precision Exteriors Restoration, we specialize in replacing roofs damaged by Minnesota storms.
Missing or Damaged Shingles
It may not be easy to see every part of your roof, so you’ll have to get creative about how you determine its condition. If you can glance up and easily see several missing or damaged shingles, it’s probably safe to assume that there are others you can’t see. One or two loose shingles can quickly snowball into large patches of your roof being unprotected from snow and rain, so it’s important to take care of the problem quickly. An added bonus to quick action is that your roof may be able to be patched instead of needing to be completely replaced.
When water permeates a roof, the first place it will affect is usually the attic. Have you noticed mold or damaged belongings in your attic? It’s not too late to have your roof repaired and minimize the damage, but you’ll need to act fast.
Water Damage On Your Ceiling
One of the most obvious signs of a leak is water damage to ceilings and walls. If the issue with your roof has progressed far enough to let water into the home, it’s imperative that you contact a roofing company right away to prevent more significant damage. The roof may be leaking because of a small issue that can be resolved with emergency roof repair until you are able to replace the entire roof.
Collection of Shingle Granules
When shingles begin to deteriorate, they start to lose their granules. The granules will be washed away into gutters or fall off the roof. If you notice granules the next time you’re cleaning your gutters, it’s definitely time to have a roofing contractor take a look at the condition of your shingles.
If you’ve noticed signs you need roof repairs or a new roof, Precision Exteriors can help. We’re happy to provide a free estimate for the repairs. We pride ourselves on being completely transparent about what you can expect. Contact us at (612) 564-6220 or submit your information for a call back.