What Can I look For To Tell If I need A New Roof?
All too often, roof issues are discovered after leaking or other serious damage occurs. Periodic inspections often can uncover problems before lager ones develop. These include cracked, warped, missing shingles, deteriorating flashings, excessive surface granules accumulating in the gutters or downspouts. Also soffit areas (roof overhang) will show discolored water stains resulting from water getting underneath roof material, especially at bottom of valleys.
You can also look for roof problems indoors, such as cracked paint, discolored or mold at wall and ceiling juncture or at base boards. These are good indications of water intrusion which could lead to costly repairs if not addressed.