Does My Roof Need Restoration?

May 16, 2018 by Katie Jones Tags : ,

Your roof is one of the most important parts of your home, and it’s regularly exposed to sun and severe weather. Small issues can quickly turn into big problems without restoration or repairs, and a leaky roof can cause water damage, mold, and high utility bills. Here are some common signs your roof needs restoration.

Dark Spots

If you see dark areas or streaks on your walls, ceilings, or the underside of your roof, you could have a leak. You should check your attic with a flashlight every few months, especially after particularly bad weather. Dark spots can appear gradually from slow leaks, and you might not notice them unless you’re looking carefully.

Loose Tiles or Shingles

Loose tiles are usually easy to replace, but they can lead to more severe damage if you don’t repair them promptly. Also, one loose tile or shingle usually means there are others. You might see pieces of shingles in your gutters, as well. After you fix the problem, have your roof treated and sealed to keep it in good condition. If your roof is more than 20 years old, it might be time to have it replaced to increase your home’s value and prevent future problems.

Pests

Birds, mice, raccoons, and other pests can cause damage if they find a way into your home, which can happen if you have a hole in your roof. Pests can spread disease, make annoying noises, and produce bad smells. If they keep coming back after you call an exterminator, have an experienced professional check your roof. You should also look for light shining through cracks or holes in the underside of your roof.

Willamette Power Roofing and Roof Cleaning can help you restore, improve, or replace your roof. Call us at 503-638-4400 for more information and prompt service.