The roof might be one of the most overlooked components of your home. If you can’t see a visible leak, it’s easy to think that your roof is still in good condition. Unfortunately, that’s not always the case.
In fact, your roof could be showing signs of damage that require replacement. If you don’t know what to look for, you can miss the signs. If your roof is showing any of the signs described below, it’s time to invest in a new roof.
1- Your Shingles are Thinning
If the shingles on your roof are thinning, you might not be able to see from the outside. To find out if your roof is thinning, you need to look in the attic. When the shingles start to thin, you may notice more light shining through to the attic.
Gaps and cracks in the shingles can also cause more light to shine through to the attic. If that’s happening in your attic, it’s time to replace your roof.
2- Your Shingles are Buckling
It’s not uncommon for asphalt shingles to curl at the edges when the temperatures get too hot. In most cases, your roofing contractor can press them back into place and secure them with roofing cement. If the shingles on your roof are buckling, it’s time to take a closer look.
Buckling can happen for a couple of reasons. Moisture damage is one reason why shingles buckle. As the shingles lift, moisture can get underneath. When that happens, the excess moisture can damage the shingles beyond repair. If your shingles are buckling, call for a roofing inspection as soon as you can.
3- Your Roof Deck is Sagging
If you’ve noticed any dips or sagging in your roof, don’t wait to call a roofing company. Any type of dipping or sagging in your roof is a sign of concern. These types of issues are usually a sign that your roof deck has sustained structural damage. Without immediate roof replacement, your roof could collapse.
4- Your Energy Bills are Rising
If your energy bills keep going up each month, the problem may rest on your roof. You might not know it, but the wrong roof can make your home less energy efficient. That’s because most of the energy is escaping through the shingles. The wrong type of roof can also interfere with energy efficiency. Luckily, replacing your damaged roof will help restore energy efficiency to your home.
5- Your Roof Needs an Update
If you have an outdated roof on your home, it’s time for a replacement. An outdated roof doesn’t only affect the appearance of your home. An outdated roof also affects the safety of your home. That’s especially true if your outdated roofing material isn’t resistant to damage.
Some older roofing materials aren’t resistant to water or fire. Most modern roofing materials are designed to be resistant to damage caused by high winds, heavy rains, and even fire. Many are also resistant to pest damage. To give your home the protection it needs, now’s the time to replace your outdated roof.
Don’t take chances with your roof. If you notice any of the signs discussed here, call us right away. We’re here to handle all your roofing repair and replacement needs.