Three Signs That You Need Roofing Help

Roofing is crucial to a safe and healthy living environment for you and your family. When roofing problems arise, it is important to take care of issues as soon as you are able to. Hiring a roofing company to perform annual inspections and repairs is the best way to keep your home in the condition you want and need it to be in. Here are a few ways to know you are in need of a roofing company. 

Age of the Home

Typically speaking, if your roof is over 20 years old, it might need to be replaced, depending on the material it's made of. The asphalt shingles can deteriorate over time and can lead to big issues for you as a homeowner. If you have purchased an older home, be sure to ask the real estate agent how old the roof is before finalizing the deal for the home. If you are unsure of the age of your home and condition of your roof, have a roofing company come out to inspect and let you know what you need to do.

Curling Shingles

A shingle that is curling is not able to protect your home at the level you need it to. When the edges of the shingles curl, it can allow water or moisture to creep into the home and it becomes an open door for mold or bacteria to grow. You can usually tell if the shingles are curling by simply inspecting the roof from the ground level, but if you are unable to see that high up, a roofing company will let you know the condition of your shingles. Obviously, if a shingle is missing, it is important to get it replaced as soon as you can.

Unwanted Pests

If you have unwanted pests such as squirrels or other rodents, then it is a good sign that you are in need of a roofing company to come and fix the problem. Squirrels and rodents are able to get into your attic space by a very small hole, and once they are inside they can create nests and cause a lot of unnecessary damage. Roofing companies can help identify these openings and resolve the problem promptly for you. If you do have squirrels, for instance, you need to make sure you take care of the nest and squirrel infestation too as these creatures have been known to create new holes to get to their babies.