Quite often, when our roofing needs to be replaced or repaired, we leave it way too long. This then often causes additional damage which makes the repair or replacement even harder than it already is, i.e it’s also more costly.
To help you avoid this situation, we’re going to talk you through 7 signs your roof needs to be repaired or replaced.
1. Shingles Are Curled or Cracked
If the shingles are curled or cracked, it means that they are starting to come to the end of their lifespan.
When this happens, it’s only a matter of time until there starts to be more significant damage to your roof. If you have noticed that the shingles have started becoming curled or cracked, it might be worth considering to replace your roof, or at least inspect it for further details.
2. Shingles Are Dirty, Dark, or Wet
The color of the shingles often indicates how much water they are keeping trapped. If the color is darker, or they look dirty, this is a sign that there is a lot of moisture trapped in between them.
Or, you may have even noticed that the shingles are wet which indicates the same thing but with more significance.
If you have noticed these signs, it means that the roof is not doing its job at its current state. This is even more worrying when you consider that it will get worse with more rain or storms.
So if you have noticed wet, dark, or dirty shingles, it’s definitely worth looking into replacing your roof.
3. Wear and Tear around Roof Objects
Any type of objects around your roof like vents, pipes, or chimneys can also often be a good indicator of whether you need to get your roofing repaired.
However, if you notice wear and tear around these objects early enough, it’s often the case that only these areas need repairing.
On the other hand, if you don’t notice early enough, it can start affecting other parts of the roof because of the overall balance. This will then cause the whole roof to need repair or even replacement.
So, it’s always best to inspect early for this type of damage.
4.Staining on ceiling or walls
If you have noticed stains on the ceiling or walls in the rooms that are under your rooms, it’s also a potential sign. While this could be caused by various other reasons too, such as your siding (if it’s the walls), there is a big chance that it is caused by your roof.
If you have noticed this, it would make sense to inspect your roof for damage.
Damage on the roof would allow moisture into your home which would cause even more damage in your home.
5. Higher energy bills
Higher energy bills are not only one of the signs that your roof needs to be repaired or replaced but also a result of it. If your home is letting in all this cold & moisture, it’s naturally causing you to use more energy.
Additionally, the warm air could also be leaking out in your attic.
These reasons then, of course, increases the energy bills of your home which is also costing you a lot of money.
6. Outside light in your attic
If you have been inside of your attic, and have noticed that a lot of light from outside is coming in, then it might be worth taking a look at your roof.
The light is often coming through shingles that are cracked or curled which is what we mentioned earlier in this article. If you notice some of the other signs in combination with this one, it might be a sign that your roof needs to be repaired or replaced.
7. Blistering or peeling exterior paint
Last but not least, you may have also noticed blistering or peeling exterior paint. Again, this is also caused by moisture which is let in through a broken roof or poor ventilation.
If you have noticed this, it’s usually either a sign that your roof needs to be repaired, replaced or that your gutter system is failing.
We hope you have enjoyed this article, and that it has been helpful. Remember, if you have noticed any of these signs, it’s always best to inspect your roof and act early.
This will give you the best chances of not letting the damage spread.
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