The phrase ‘having a roof over your head’ highlights the importance of a shelter. Roofs provide shelter and protection in houses, homes, and apartments. They must be present in buildings to make them habitable. However, having one in good condition is much more important than having just any. Therefore, you must know the warning signs your roof is failing to ensure your house is maximally protected always.
5 Warning Signs Your Roof Is Failing
It has Hit the 20-Year Mark
This isn’t exactly a visible sign, especially when there are no conspicuous signs of damage. However, a roof beyond 20 years of age has most, if not all, of its viable years behind. Typically, a lifespan of 20-25 years is enough to warrant a replacement. If yours is over 20 years, kindly replace it. That’s the only warning sign you need.
A Shingle or Two Get Loose
This could be due to aging. A roof that has withstood several forces of nature will finally give in after a while. Before you know it, most of the shingles will come off. That could also lead to a leaking attic or ceiling. Learn to take the cue when some shingles go missing.
There are Several Dark or Dirty Patches on the Rooftop
Shingles usually have a granule covering that is an essential layer for protection. Dark patches on rooftops often signify the loss of the covering. If you have gutters around, you might get to see the washed-in granules. Take this as one of the warning signs to replace the shingles.
At other times, it might point to algae/moss growth. Either way, it’s not a sign that should be ignored. Make reparation or a replacement as soon as possible.
The Rooftop is Visibly Sagging
A sagging roof is difficult to miss. It basically buckles under excess weight and sags. The construction company might have just done it all wrong. Sometimes, it’s just another sign of its senile state. Whichever one it is, make a replacement before it collapses.
The Cost of Cooling or Heating Your Home Starts to Rise
This is one of the subtle warning signs your roof is failing. A damaged or leaking roof may lead to excess loss or entry of air and heat. This damage ruins the insulation it provides, leading to heat loss during winter as well as air loss during summer. This isn’t good because the cooling/heating bills take a beating for it.
Bear in mind that Fall is a perfect time to replace your roof. The weather is neither too hot nor cold. It’s warm in a way that allows shingles ample time for proper bonding, especially before winter sets in. In colder temperatures, shingles may become more brittle and break easily.
Contact Nor’Easter Roofing today to learn more about our roofing repair and replacement services. We can quickly make your home safe & beautiful again.