5 Signs You’re in Need of Roof Maintenance

Posted on December 26, 2018 in Roof Repair

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Your roof is your most important shelter, so it’s important to keep it strong. As time goes on, natural elements can wear down your roof and cause issues. At P.J. Fitzpatrick, we’re here to address those issues so you can maintain your roof and your safety. Here are five signs you’re in need of roof maintenance:

Shingle Issues

Take a look at your roofing shingles on a regular basis. If they are cracked, loose, curled, or missing, call our roofing experts and we’ll assess the situation. These issues mean your shingles have reached the end of their life and aren’t protecting your home like they should.

Higher Energy Bills

If you’ve noticed that you’re paying more for your heating or air conditioning, your roof could be the culprit. If your roof has a leak, it could be letting in cold air during the winter and warm air during the summer. This makes your HVAC unit work harder to keep your home comfortable and in turn, heightens your energy costs.

Water Damage

Have you noticed stains or discolorations on your ceiling or walls? Is your ceiling sagging? Is there more moss or mold on the outside of your home than usual? These could be signs you’re in need of roof maintenance. A leaky roof or clogged gutters can lead to water damage and if left alone, can cause major problems.

Missing Granules

If you look closely, you’ll see a layer of granules on each of your asphalt shingles. These granules help protect the shingle from UV rays, rain, snow, ice, and more. If you notice your shingles are missing a significant amount of granules (or you find granules in your gutters), you likely need to replace them. Luckily, shingle replacement is one of our specialties at P.J. Fitzpatrick and we can get the job done quickly.

Algae/Mold Growth

When your roof experiences constant moisture, it can develop algae or mold growth. If this isn’t addressed, it can spread and eventually break down the integrity of your roof. Look for dark green or black streaks on your roof. If you notice them, contact our roof maintenance experts.

At P.J. Fitzpatrick, we want to help extend the lifespan of your roof and make sure it protects your home as long as possible. If you’re in need of roof maintenance, don’t hesitate to contact us today.

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