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Does your Roof Need to be Repaired? Here's How to Tell

by Lisa Grassi Bartlett 03/22/2020

Photo by Joel Dunn via Pixabay

Your roof is an important part of your home, and for something of its size, it is surprisingly delicate. Even minor problems can have a lasting impact on the integrity of your home. Learning how to spot some of the most common problems allows you to seek out help when you need to. Any one of these signs should trigger a call to a roofing company, just in case: 

You see damage: You should never climb out on the roof yourself, but if you see visible signs of damage, you should call a roofing company. They can perform a full inspection and make sure that your roof is in the best possible shape. Damage doesn't mean a huge gaping hole; missing shingles, shingles that are curled or curved up and split shingles can lead to more extensive damage in a short period of time. 

There are leaks: If your roof is leaking, then you definitely need assistance. Even a small trickle means moisture is where it shouldn't be -- and that will lead to more extensive damage. A drip or leak could also lead to mold growth and impact the air quality in your home. 

You hear rodents: Squirrels, raccoons and other rodents love your roof and attic, particularly in the colder months. If you hear the pitter patter of little feet, then one or more of these critters could have moved in, damaging your roof in the process. For safety reasons and to protect your roof, you should have any animal signs investigated right away. 

Your neighbors have roof problems: If you live in a community where the homes were all built from the same materials at the same time, then those materials could begin to fail at the same time, too. If you notice a lot of homes in the neighborhood getting repairs, it is a good idea to get an inspection soon, just in case. 

You're planning on moving: If you want to sell your home soon, a roof inspection lets you find problems early and make any needed repairs before you list your home. This can prevent problems at closing and ensure you get the best possible price for your home. 

Roof issues can go from minor to expensive in a flash and they won't go away on their own. If you spot one of these signs, the best thing to do is to get it repaired right away. Delay, and you could be looking at a more costly and extensive repair. 

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Lisa Grassi Bartlett

My name is Lisa Bartlett and I reside in the Glens Falls~Lake George Area. I am a licensed Realtor® in New York. I provide strategic marketing and transaction services to my clients in the upstate New York area. I bring 20 years of experience in the construction and investment property industry to the table. This experience has provided me with a vast portfolio of reliable professionals in the industry who will help make completing the sale or purchase of your home be seamless. I have lived in the Greater Glens Falls area since 1985 and have developed a large network through involvement in many professional networking groups and through getting involved and serving in my community. I have earned respect and trust through hard work and good ethics. When you list or buy with me, my large network will prove to be a great asset for you. I will listen to your needs and wants and help you achieve them. I offer tireless energy and enthusiasm and fully believe when you expect good things to happen they do! Let me help you make good things happen!