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Signs it's Time to Replace Your Roof Shingles

Friday, May 1 2015 1:45 PM

When the roof over your Kansas City-area house isn't properly maintained, water damage to your home's interior may be the unfortunate result. To ensure that your roof stays in the best possible shape, keep an eye out for these signs that it may be time to replace or repair your roof.

Missing or Curled Roof Shingles

roof replacement contractors kansas cityTake a good look at your roof. If you notice areas where shingles are missing or have curled at the edges, then your roof is likely overdue for a replacement. Missing or curled shingles usually means that moisture is making its way past the shingles and into the roof, and potentially into your home. If you see missing or curled shingles, especially after a particularly harsh winter, it's time to call Precisionl to inspect the damage.

Roof Leaks

Perhaps the most obvious signs of a roof that's in need of repair are leaks in the attic or other parts of the ceiling. A leak means that water has found its way inside the house and you've got roof problems. If you don't have the leak repaired immediately, you risk water damage to the structure of your home. When the inside of a home is allowed prolonged exposure to moisture, it leads to health risks like mold and fungus and even potential structural instability.

Cracks, Blisters and Stains in Paint or Walls

Even if you don't notice actual drops of water coming from your ceiling, if you notice cracks, blisters, or stains in your paint or walls it could be a sign of moisture damage caused by a leaking roof. Your best bet is to call a professional to have the situation assessed immediately. If water damage is the cause, have your roof repaired or replaced as soon as possible.

Visual Roof Inspection

In addition to signs of water damage within the home, the exterior of your house is also a good place to check for signs that it's time to replace your roof. Look for discoloration in your shingles, assess for signs of moisture and do a visual inspection of your gutters and downspouts. If you notice anything out of the ordinary, call Precision, Kansas City's professional roof repair and replacement company, at (816) 524-8999 for immediate service.

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