3 Signs Your Roof Is Failing

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Would You Be a Roofer? Some people work as roofers for a summer or two. Others become lifelong devotees to the profession. Those who commit to roofing as a long-time profession really take the time to learn the details. Not only do they learn how to put roofs in place, but they also learn quite a lot about various roofing materials. This equips them to make good recommendations to homeowners who are looking for the right roof. We will also make some recommendations and tell you a bit more about roofers on this blog. While we are not roofers ourselves, we know a lot about the profession and are always happy to share.





Your roof may have done a great job protecting your home and helping to keep your house square and plumb. However, your roof has an effective lifespan. It will start to fail as it reaches the end of that lifespan. When that happens, you need to either repair or replace your roof. You need to know some of the signs you need to have your roof worked on to know when to contact a roofer. 

Water Damage

While you can't see water damage on your actual roof, you can see the effects of the damage on your walls and ceiling. Water damage will discolor the walls and ceiling. It can be yellowish, rusty red, or black. You might also see bubbles in your paint or wallpaper where the water has gotten behind them. There may also be mildew or mold spots on your ceiling or walls. If you see these signs, it's a good chance your roof is leaking. The repair for this may be relatively simple, but if you see a lot of water damage, you probably need to consider replacing your roof. 


If your roof is sagging, that's another sign that it is reaching the end of its life. Depending on how significant the sag is, you might not notice it until you compare it to other parts of your roof. For example, the roofline at the peak of your roof should be parallel to the eaves. If they aren't in line with each other, then your roof is sagging somewhere. You will need to contact a roofing contractor so that they can check it out to see if there is any way to repair it or if you need to go straight to replacement.


Moss can look really pretty, at least when it is in the places it belongs. It seems much less pretty when it is on your roof. If you have moss, mildew, or even algae on your roof or the walls of your house right at the top where the roof meets the walls, that's a sign that your roof is holding onto water instead of shedding it as it should. That could be a problem with your gutters or a problem with your roof. 

If you are worried about your roof, the best thing to do is to contact a roofing contractor to have them come to your house and check out your roof. They can advise you about what you should do about it.  

For more info about residential roofing, contact a local company. 

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