Light shining in from outside: One of the first ways how to tell if you need a new roof is to get into the attic. If you notice that light is shining in through your roof from outside, this is a problem that should be addressed immediately. If you notice that light is getting through, so is moisture.
Leaks or Water Damage: If you have a leak or water damage it is time to call a roofing company. Water damage can cause your roof to rot and weaken and will eventually cause real problems, both with your roof and with the interior of your home. If the water damage is not addressed it is possible a mold issue will arise which could even lead to health problems.
Sagging Plywood/ Rotten wood: If you notice that there is a sag in your roof, this will be one of the easier ways to tell that you need a new roof. A common cause of sagging is from moisture damage to the wood that makes up your roofs sub surface. There are other causes of sagging plywood such as improper installation and extreme heat, which could cause the board to warp.
Missing shingles/ Shingle Damage: Missing shingles can allow water to enter the structure of your home and cause significant damage. Broken and/or missing shingles can be caused by several factors including physical damage, aging and wind. When shingles come off of your roof, it is a sign that the adhesive used to bond them together is old and brittle and it may be time to have them replaced.
If you are experiencing any of these warning signs, give Atlantic Metal Roofing a call at 910-799-3858 for a free inspection and roofing estimate. We service Wilmington, Carolina Beach, Hampstead, Jacksonville, Burgaw, Southport, Shallotte, Leland, and surrounding areas.