As a homeowner, you know the importance of keeping the main roof over your house in good condition but how often do you think about your porch roof? The porch is an important part of your house and keeping it in good condition improves the overall value of your house.
Damage to the porch roof, such as leaks or water damage can be harder to notice since the porch isn’t inside your house. However, this doesn’t mean that the damage won’t affect your home. A well-maintained porch will increase your home’s curb appeal while a damaged or problematic one will drag down your home’s value.
Additionally, a damaged porch roof can cause rot and once this sets, it can spread to other areas of the house. A leaky porch roof can also lead to higher utility bills or an insect or pest infestation. All these can be costly to repair.
To avoid roof damage to your porch, here are the warning signs to look out for:
- Dips, bulges, and stains
The porch roof should be sturdy and symmetrical in appearance. Any bulges or dips may indicate a problem. If water collects or finds its way to your roof, it can cause the structure to bloat or bulge under its weight. Other signs of water damage include mold, water stains, and leakage. All these tell you that you should book a roof inspection as soon as possible to determine the cause of the damage before it becomes extensive.
- Damaged or cracked shingles
Damaged or cracked shingles on the porch roof indicate a roofing problem. If shingles are cracked, missing, or otherwise damaged, they can’t effectively protect your porch, leading to more damage. Call for a professional roof inspection as soon as you notice any curling, buckling, or damaged shingles.
- Clogged porch gutters
As part of your roof’s maintenance, you should regularly clean out your porch gutters. Noticing shingle debris in the gutters indicates that it may be time for some roof repairs or replacement.
- The age of the roof
The average lifespan of a roof is 20-25 years. If you’ve had your porch roof for that long, it may be time to start thinking about its replacement. At the very least, you need to call in roofing experts to conduct an inspection to determine its integrity.
Protect Your Porch with Christian Brothers Roofing
Don’t let a rundown porch roof affect your home’s curb appeal. Get in touch with us at Christian Brothers Roofing for some of the best roofing services in Georgia. We will carry out a thorough inspection and give you a free estimate of any repairs. If needed, we can provide testimonials from our clients so you can be assured that you’re in good hands.
Contact us today and learn how we can solve your roofing problems.