Knowing when it’s time to change or repair one’s roof can be a complicated business. Indeed, how can you know if your roof needs repairing? Knowing that insurance companies don’t cover water infiltrations if the roof is older than 20 years, it’s definitely something to think about. Here are 4 signs that it’s time to repair your roof!

 

Buckling shingles

Buckling shingles will have a bulging look, with their corners curling downward on themselves. This sign of aging makes your roof very vulnerable to bad weather because of the diminishing sealing properties of the sheathing.

 

Cracks in the shingle

The asphalt on the shingle’s surface hardens with time. The granules embedded in it will gradually detach themselves from the shingle, and little cracks will appear. This is a sure sign that it has reached the end of its lifespan.

 

Upturned edges

Shingles with upturned edges are an obvious sign that your roof needs replacing. Indeed, these edges make the roofing vulnerable to wind, which could rip the roof off or simply wear it down faster with strong enough gusts. It’s important to note that the root cause of upturned edges can be a surplus of humidity from a badly-ventilated attic.

 

Waves

If your roof seems to be wavy (sagging in certain areas), this means that its support is deformed, which is dangerous. This problem needs to be corrected as soon as possible.

 

What to do if your roof shows these signs

If your roof shows one or more of the signs that have been presented above, or if you suspect your roof is damaged, have it inspected!

AP Toitures et Fils inc. offers a comprehensive roof inspection service. Our certified professionals will be able to assess effectively the damages to your roof as well as the extent of the work that will need to be performed to remedy those damages.

Furthermore, if you hire us to repair your roof, we will deduct the price of the inspection from your final bill!

So, don’t wait any longer and contact us! It will be our pleasure to help you with your needs!

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