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3 Things A Roofer Knows About Your Roof That You Might Not

When you look up at your roof, what do you see? Maybe you see leaves and twigs or missing shingles, or maybe, you see nothing out of the ordinary. Maybe you see a few missing shingles but nothing serious; so you think. Maybe there are places on your roof that you can’t even see from the ground level. The thing is, most people are not trained professionals and they simply don’t know what problems may be lurking up there. Roofers, on the other hand, have seen it all and are trained to know what telltale signs to look for so that nothing goes unnoticed under their wise scrutiny.


Leaks are probably the most common reason for roofing installation in Salt Lake City. Although you may think that leaks should be obvious because you would find puddles in your home or water damage on your ceilings, the truth is that some leaks are not at all evident. The silent, invisible leaks are the ones that can do the most damage because they go on for extended periods of time destroying your roof. A professional roofing contractor knows how to spot these leaks and repair them before they ruin your entire roof.


A drooping roof can be a real danger that can go unnoticed for years until it finally becomes a catastrophe. A drooping roof can be a sign of rotting wood or a structural issue that could collapse if left unrepaired. As water seems between the singles, it can cause the underlying plywood to warp. Often a drooping roof can only be seen from the inside of your home in the attic. If drooping is found in your roof, the roofer will be able to tell you whether the roof is repairable, or need completely replaced. The material that your roof is constructed of can have an effect on the durability and likelihood of leaks later on. Shingled roofs may be less expensive, but they won’t last as long and could have more issues with leaking and rotting than metal or slate.


If your roof has a leak or excessive moisture has collected in your attic, it is the perfect environment for mold and mildew to develop. Mold can cause allergies, respiratory problems, and can even be toxic. Mold can cause unsightly stains on your roof, too. If you see dark patches on your roof, they could be mold. Be on the safe side and have a professional roofer inspect your roof for mold.

If you’re looking for a roofing installation company in Salt Lake, let Whitaker Roofing do the job for you. Whitaker Roofing is owned by a second generation roofer who has a passion for roofing. We know how to spot the early signs of a problem and if repairs or installation are needed, we promise to do the job right. Give us a call or fill out our online contact form today.