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The roof of your home is just as important as the foundation. If your roof begins to break down its important to get it fixed as soon as possible to avoid more issues.

But how can you tell your roof needs repair? Well, there are several ways to tell if its time to call a residential roofing company.

We’ve put together a list of five things to look out for to ensure you make the right call at the right time.

1. Interior Issues

Sometimes you won’t be able to tell your roof is having an issue from the outside of your home. If your home has an attic grab a light and go check. If the wood is discolored or if there are beams of light coming in, its time to call a professional.

2. Moss

If you’ve noticed new greenery on your roof (and you don’t have a rooftop garden)  you should be calling someone. If moss is growing this means there could be trapped moisture in your roof. This also means that there could be mold and fungus growing on your roof as well.

3. Increased Humidity

Have you recently had to purchase a dehumidifier for your home? This could be a subtle sign that you need to get your roof repaired. This is caused by moisture being trapped behind shingles on your roof.

If left unchecked this can cause mold, mildew, and fungus to grow in your home if not remedied.

4. Shingle Granules in the Gutter

If you’re noticing little granules from shingles when you’re cleaning out the gutter this can be a big warning sign. This can indicate that the shingles are wearing out letting water get into the roof deck.

This can also indicate that your roof has taken some kind of damage. If the shingles are coming loose this can be a sign that your roof needs updating.

5. Age

If you’re starting to notice your neighbors are all starting to get their roofs replaced, it may be time for you to make the call too. Many houses in the same neighborhood were built around the same time, and they all face the same weather patterns.

A roof will typically last from 20-25 years. If you don’t know when your roof was last replaced try talking with neighbors to see if they know. You can even have a residential roofer come to look to see if they can determine the age.

What to Look For In a Residential Roofing Company

If you do need roof repairs, be sure to look for a local roofing company that you trust. If you’ve never used a roofing company before be sure to get reviews from your friends or family. Most companies who are confident in their work will also offer a warranty.

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