4 Things Your Roofing Is Trying to Tell You

Monday, 27 November 2017 16:18

Your roof can be vague in telling you what’s going on with it. The warning signs are often indirect and yet the danger of ignoring them is real. Addressing these issues, however, when they’re still small and inconsequential can save you money and time. You just need to know what they are and what they mean.

Ethos General Contractors lists four way your roof might be trying to tell you something.

1. Granules in the Gutters

A large amount of granules in the gutters is a sign your shingles are close to the end of their life span. The granules naturally fall off over time, but a crowd of them in the gutters is concerning. Without these granules, your roof will be more susceptible to UV light, water damage, and extreme weather. We recommend replacing your shingle system soon before it gets worse.

2. Water Spots on the Ceiling

Water spots on the ceiling indicate that there’s a leak somewhere in the attic or the roof itself. Water spots are often caused by slow leaks, which are notoriously difficult to find. If you spot moisture spots in your ceiling, we recommend an immediate inspection. We could identify where the leak is coming from and perform the necessary roof repair before the leak grows.

3. Cupping Shingles

Shingles starting to cup shows your roofing lacks much-needed ventilation. Improper ventilation hastens the aging process of shingles and makes them more prone to elemental damage and sunlight. Reshingling is often the solution, though you might also want to take a look at your attic’s ventilation.

4. Black Stains

Black stains on the roof's surface are caused by algae. They’re more of an aesthetic problem, though, and the simplest solution is just to clean the roof. For a more preventive solution, most roofers recommend placing zinc strips near the ridge of the roof.

Ethos General Contractors is your trusted local roofer. Call us today at . We offer complete roofing services throughout Denver and Fort Collins, CO.