Finding discoloration on your ceiling means a leaking roof. What does a homeowner do about this kind of dilemma? Do you replace the roof or simply repair the area that is leaking?
Just because your Spotswood, NJ roof might leak, it may not need an entire roof replacement. Roofs leak for a variety of reasons.
Flashing Issue — The area around a roof vent, chimney or intersection of roof and wall may develop a leak. If it leaking just because of loose flashing, it can be easily repaired.
Shingle Issue — A certain area of shingles may show more wear than the rest, especially if the spot suffers from constant sun exposure. Perhaps the shingles have split or cracked, but the rest of your roof looks good. Replacing the bad shingles will help stop the leak and you will not be faced with having a costly new roof put on your home.
Most homes will need a roof replacement if the roof has hit the 20 year mark. Over time, a roof’s shingles will dry out and become brittle from sun damage. If your roof has started to show its age, it may be time for a roof replacement.
Homeowners should inspect their Spotswood, NJ roof at least twice per year. You should watch for areas of discoloration on the shingles that may be caused from water damage, mold or moss. Does your roof show any signs of sagging? Look closely at the shingles to see if any are excessively split. All gutters and downspouts should be clear of blockage. Many become blocked from leaves or other tree debris, especially during the fall months when the trees are losing their leaves.