4 Common Signs That Your Roof Needs Your Attention

Thursday, November 20th, 2014 by Scott Siegal

Your roof is an important part of your home. It must be regularly checked to ensure that it is in good condition. To help you, Maggio Roofing, contractors that specialize in roof repair in Washington DC, notes these four common signs that you should watch out for to avoid property damage:

  1. Leaks: Your roof’s joints are highly prone to leaking. From your attic, see if there are dark streaks on the ceiling. If there are, then your roof is most likely leaking. It is especially important to note that molds can grow from these leaks. These, when inhaled, can be hazardous to your health.
  2. Punctures: Hail and large tree branches that hit your roof can chip and crack your roof’s surface. At times, shingles may even fall off. They must be repaired immediately as water can seep through these holes.
  3. Moisture Accumulation: Your attic can suffer from moisture problems if it’s poorly ventilated. Signs of moisture buildup include frost on your roof’s sheathing and roofing nails. It is important to take immediate action as these are signs that there is ice buildup on your roof edges, which may lead to ice dam formation. Attic insulation (rolls and batts, loose fill, etc.) can regulate the temperature in a room, which helps prevent ice dams.
  4. Blistering: Moisture trapped in between your shingles during the manufacturing process can cause blistering when exposed. Another cause for blistering is inadequate ventilation. When it gets too hot, the shingles blister because of the intense heat.

Don’t let these signs bother you. If you need help, feel free to consult Maggio Roofing, one of the reliable roofing contractors in Washington DC. As a full-service roofing company, we specialize in both residential and commercial roofing, providing expert repair and replacement services. Give us a call regarding any of your roofing concerns. We’ll be happy to assist you.

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