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Home ownership comes with many rights and privileges. It also comes with expenses and responsibilities. One of these responsibilities is care and maintenance of the roof. The roof is a vital part of any home, protecting the home's structure as well as the people and things inside from the outside elements. If left to deteriorate, the damage from a roof can be costly and extensive. This makes inspections and maintenance of utmost importance to all homeowners. Homeowners should be aware of these signs and symptoms to know when to call a professional for help with their roof.

The majority of roofing problems happen due to problems with shingles. Shingles can become dislodged, exposing the underlayment to the elements. From time to time, a homeowner may find missing shingles on the ground near their home. Shingles that appear to be curling or buckling are also of concern. In addition, homeowners should be aware of shingles that may be losing their granules. This is a sign of age and wear and tear. The gutters and areas where the downspouts empty out can be checked for excessive amounts of shingle granules.

The roofing experts from Peter W Smith Construction of Morris County NJ would be happy to answer any questions you have about gutters or roof replacement.

Any of these signs should be reported to Morris County roofers as soon as possible to avoid further damage.

Homeowners should also keep an eye out for any pest infestation in their roofs. Although it might not seem like it, an infestation of pests can signal that the roof is failing. Roofs can be hit by flying debris in storms, or even by nearby tree branches, causing cracks and holes in the roof. To pests, these cracks and holes are the perfect the place to set up a home.

An algae infestation is also of concern, as it can dislodge shingles and cause water to pool or shunt it in different directions. If a homeowner notices brown, black, or green growths on their roof, this could be a sign of algae growth and reason to call a roofing professional.

On the inside, homeowners should keep on eye on their ceilings for any brown or yellow staining. This is a symptom of a roof that has been compromised and is leaking. The homeowner can also get in the attic space to check for any moisture or damp rafters and insulation. If any sunlight can be seen through the roofing structure, this also signals a problem.

A homeowner should contact a reputable roofing contractor any time they notice any of the aforementioned issues.

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