Unless there is a catastrophic roof failure, most Madison WI homeowners don’t really know how to assess whether they should start planning for a replacement. Because Madison’s climate throws extreme variables at your home, including snow, ice, hail, freezing temperatures, rain and blistering heat, many roofs will begin ”hinting” at the need for replacement by showing some signs/symptoms.
The key is spotting damage and assessing whether water or pest can get into your home. Replacement or repair before water leaks can cause damage is critical.
Roof Replacement Clues
Algae growth (streaking)— tree pollen gathering in shaded areas under trees getting little sunlight can result mildew
Buckling—if underlayment was improperly installed or if there is movement of the deck
Blistering—attics that are inadequately insulated and/or ventilated can cause moisture damage
Missing shingles—will expose roof to water damage and rot, making nearby shingles susceptible to being blown off
Curling—old shingles curl, split, and lose their waterproofing qualities
Missing granules— age and possible hail damage causes granules to release
Rotting— age, missing, or damaged shingles allows moisture absorption and water damage
Sagging areas—these areas are often signs of warping, rotting, or broken wood
Torn shingles—will expose roof to water damage and rot, making nearby shingles susceptible to being blown off.
If you see any of these clues, a reputable roofing contractor in the Madison WI area should be able to inspect you roof and identify if/when you may need a roof replacement.
Sims Exteriors provides roof replacement and repair services through the Madison WI area. We also sell, service and install siding, replacement windows, skylights and all exterior needs. Sims Remodeling provides complete remodeling services including home additions, bathroom remodeling, kitchen remodeling, basement finishing, garage building, deck building and general remodeling assistance. call at 608-825-4500 or email and we’ll be glad to help.