When it's time to start looking at all the various renovations you want to do to your house, you may think about getting your roof redone. If you aren't sure whether it needs to be replaced, there are some signs that you can look for that will let you know. So, what should you look for?
Look For the Light
One sign that you might have problems with your roof and need to be replaced is that you can see light through your roof. The way to do that is to climb up in your attic. Take a minute to look around with no light on to see if you see can see any light through the roof. You will want to make sure that you are doing this on a bright day to see there is plenty of light to see coming through the roof. Once you look to see if you can see any light, turn on your flashlight and see if you have any stains anywhere on your roof. Both of those are signs that you may have a leaky roof.
Look For Stains and Bubbles
You also want to check around the tops of your walls and your ceilings. You are looking for a couple of different things here. One of the things that you should look for is saggy or bubbly paint or wallpaper. That can be a sign that water has gotten in and under the paint and paper. The water breaks the seal between the wall treatments and the wall and gathers there. You are also looking to see if you have any staining or dark streaks on the ceiling or tops of the walls. If you do, make sure that you make a net of where you see it to show the roofer who is coming out to your house. The leak may not be directly over that spot since water follows the path of least resistance, but it can be an area for the roofer to start checking when evaluating your roof to see if it needs to be replaced or if it can just be repaired.
When you decide that you want to do some renovations on your house, you may think about replacing your roof. Knowing what to look for can help you decide if you need to replace your roof or do other things first.
To learn more, contact a home renovation contractor.