Silent Signs That Your Roof is Failing

You may not be aware of this but your roof plays a major role in different aspects of your house: safety, protection, and curb appeal. Some homeowners tend to overlook these things by not doing regular proper maintenance and inspection. Worse, when they see damages, they tend to ignore it. With a damaged roof, a lot can happen including accidents, injuries, structural damages, and more. This is why a quick repair is always advised.   

Toiture à Trois-Rivières is a trusted company that can repair any roof damages without worrying about the price. So, if you notice these telltale signs, call them right away.   

Silent Signs Your Roof is Damaged  

Stains on the ceiling – the most probable reason for ceiling stains is a damaged roof. Damaged roofs allow for water leakage from the outside to seep inside. If you have leakage, however tiny, repair it immediately as it can worsen and may damage the roof completely necessitating a roof replacement. Other problems can occur too such as rotted framing, mold, and damaged insulation.   

Molds between exterior walls and roof 

During heavy rains, water may run off the wall, and especially when you do not have a kick-out flashing, this can occur repeatedly until the wall becomes prone to wetness, allowing molds to grow. Give it just a year and you will experience structural weakening on your wall and rood, leading to cracks and holes. Don’t wait for this to happen and repair it immediately.   

Rusted gutters  

Rusty gutters do not always indicate damage, but they may potentially break down your gutters when left untreated and uncleaned. Brush off and remove the rust and put on a gutter repair tape. If your gutter is too damaged, try to replace it anew.   

Damaged shingles 

Damaged shingles are an indication that your roof is not in a good condition. A leak is already waiting to happen and we know how leaks can destroy roofs and walls. Don’t worry, repairing broken shingles is easy.   

Damaged gutter apron  

Without a gutter apron, water runoff in the gutter will eventually wick behind it. This will result in rotting sheathing as well as molds. A missing gutter apron is a sign that you need to check on your roof and fix what needs to be fixed.  

Issues on your vent   

Cracked housings and broken seams on your vents are indications of roof damage. A quick fix may not also be adequate and replacing them would be the solution to the problem.   

Molds on the walls  

Molds indicate leaking because they just grow in areas where there is constant mildew. When left not removed, molds can cause damage as well as health problems in the family members. To find out the cause of the problem, find the spot where the mold grows and where it leads and ends. Remove the mold and fix whatever needs to be fixed. Molds are an indication of holes and cracks where leaks happen. Fix the cracks and holes and you will fix the leaking and the molds.