Roofing Issues and How to Solve Them: Why Roofs Fail & Need Replacing?

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When your roof starts to fail or give out warning signs that it is failing and approaching the end of its life, it’s about time that you should schedule a repair or replacement for the entire roofing system with a local Wichita roofing company quickly.


When your roof is just a few years old, it might start to have one or a few loose or missing shingles. Replacement of these shingles can easily solve the problem – for now. But in case you have several loose, broken or missing shingles, then this could expose other internal parts of the roof to rain, snow or other elements. This has to be corrected as early as possible, or the problem will continue to spread causing major damage to the roof.


If you begin to see curling, cracking or blistering in asphalt shingles, those are signs that your roof is actually starting to fail. Asphalt shingles have a layer of granule to protect the underlayment from the sun and other elements. If, along with that damage, you begin to see these granules in the gutters and your roof is 10-15 years old, it is a clear warning that your asphalt roof is close to the end of its life.


Water marks on the ceiling are also a sign that your roof might be starting to fail, especially if your roof has been leaking for a while now. Check vulnerable areas for water infiltration. Water gets inside your roofing structure if your flashing loosens, sustains damage or is entirely missing, and it’s a good idea to check the flashing for possible build-up of rust or dirt as well.