Red Flags That Indicate Roof Failure

Investing in a roof replacement is all about timing. If you do it too soon, you waste the remaining service life of your current roof. When you do it too late, you risk dealing with major leak problems, making the cost of the replacement even more substantial. To determine whether or not it’s time to invest in a roofing system, Vinylume shares some key red flags to watch out for:

Roof Failure

Shingle Imperfections

Any shingle-related cosmetic issue should immediately grab your attention. Curling indicates weathering, while cracking is a typical work of wind damage. If these visible flaws are isolated to a small area, you may be able to get by with repairs, but if they are more extensive, it’s time for a total roofing replacement.

Missing Shingles

When your shingles have fallen away from your roof, the underlayment of your roof is left vulnerable to the elements. Even if you have a waterproof material, you must re-cover the blank areas immediately to prevent structural damage.

Missing shingles will become more common as your roof ages. Repairs can fix the issue, matching the color of the old shingles is tricky. The lack of visual harmony might create a jarring effect on your system. Consider buying a complete set of new roofing shingles to maximize your home’s curb appeal.

Beams of Light in the Attic

Natural light will only be visible in your attic if there are holes. Other elements can enter through these holes, too. The moment you notice this issue, call Vinylume immediately for inspection. We’ll assess the extent of damage and figure out the best course of action to take.

In addition to being vigilant, scheduling regular roof inspections is imperative. If your roofing system is less than ten years old, getting it professionally checked once every three years should suffice. Otherwise, we recommend having it inspected once every year.

Entrust your roofing needs in Vinylume to ensure quality products and reliable services. We serve White Plains, NY, Westchester County, and Fairfield County. Contact us today at (866) 244-8029 to get a free estimate.


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