Your home’s roof is designed to last a long time, but that doesn’t mean that it won’t get damaged at all. A roof has to be maintained regularly in order to maximize its lifespan. But how do you know exactly when your roof needs to be replaced? Here are some of the most common signs:
While shingles are expected to last for a decade or so, there may be unforeseen damages that could shorten its lifespan. If you see curled or buckled shingles on your roof, that’s a sign you may need to get the whole thing replaced.
Peeling paint on a metal roof can suggest deterioration. Sometimes, bubbling paint is a sign of things to come. This problem may be easily repaired by a qualified roofing contractor before it escalates to the point of requiring an entire roof replacement.
Roof leaks should never be ignored. Leaks suggest further problems, such as mold and water spots, and they must be fixed right away.
If there is algae on your roof, the waterproofing properties of your roof may be compromised. Bacteria may also be thriving on the roof, which could cause health risks for you and your family. Algae should be removed before it further compromises your roof.
Sunlight seeps in
Your roof is supposed to protect your home from the elements. If sunlight starts seeping into your home when it’s not supposed to, then that’s a big problem, especially when the sun hides behind rain clouds!
High energy bills
If your energy bill is too high, and you think that your home is fully insulated, then the heat or cold may be escaping through the roof.
These are some signs that your roof may need replacement. You may also consider the age of the roof to determine more accurately whether it’s really up for a complete roof replacement or simple repairs.
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This post was provided by Frazier Roofs & Gutters.