Does Your Roof Need Repair Or Replacement?

Most experts recommend every homeowner conduct an annual inspection on their roof. If the roof can’t be reached, hiring someone to go up and take photos or video is a great way to view the roof. You may have a trusted roofer do an inspection. A roof replacement can be avoided if caught prior to a significant wind or hail event.

Signs A Roof System has damage and Is In Need Of Repair Or Replacement:

  •  Visible water stains or discoloration on walls or ceilings inside home
    • The roof’s underlayment could be allowing moisture into the home, which can create water stains.
  • Attic leaks (especially after rain)
    • These leaks are generally caused by porous underlayment; this will need to be replaced.
  • Visible light coming through the roof
    • This is a sure sign of an opening that needs to be replaced.
  • Curled, cracked, or missing shingles
    • This is a sign that the shingles are toward the end of their lifespan.
  • Dark, dirty, and/or wet shingles 
    • Possible indication they are allowing moisture to be trapped. These may not be the discolored shingles. Rather, the damage could be higher up with water traveling down to these shingles.
  • Dirty and/or blocked gutters 
    • Keep an eye out for granules. These look like coarse, black sand; they are a good sign of composite or asphalt shingles starting to wear out.

Contact us to learn more about roof repair and replacement coverage. Orion180 is here to help you find the right insurance coverage for your home.