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When was the last time you examined your roof? Performing regular roof inspections enables you to deal with small repairs before they turn into damages that require a roof replacement, which is a much larger time and financial commitment.  Here are four potential roof problems homeowners need to be on the lookout for.

Leaking Roof

A leaking roof is a serious issue that, if not dealt with right away, can lead to a number of larger issues–some of which will be discussed below.

Sagging Roof

If a leak has occurred and water is able to pass underneath your shingles, your roof’s sheathing is exposed to all that water. Over time, exposure to rain water can cause this layer of roofing to rot, which leads to a sagging roof line.

If not dealt with, your roof structure will continue to deteriorate and can even cause the roof to cave-in.

Missing Shingles

Whether it’s caused by animals scurrying across your roof, harsh weather–hard rains and hail–or something else, shingles can become loose and occasionally dislodge completely from the roof. This is an issue as missing shingles leave sublayers of your roof exposed to the sun’s rays and weather conditions that could ruin the roof.

Missing shingles can be the cause of roof leaks and even ruin your home’s curb appeal (bringing down your property value in the process).

Developing Mold and Fungi

Not only does mold and fungi take away from your roof’s presence and negatively impact curb appeal, it can be a sign of larger issues such as roof rot. Both mold development and roof rot occur when your roof is retaining moisture.

All roofs are susceptible to the growth of mold and fungi. The best way to prevent such issues is having your roof cleaned every few years.

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