A roof is one of the most important parts of your home. It keeps the weather out and keeps the inside of your home dry and warm throughout the annual weather seasons. However, many people wait until there is water dripping from their roofs before they consider repairing it. By this time it is already too late. There are a few things that you can watch out for to give your roof the repairs that it needs when it needs them. In this article, we will take a look at some of the things to watch out for.
Your Roof Is Over 12 Years Old
The average lifespan of a roof before it needs to be replaced is between 15 to 30 years. This may be more or less depending on what the weather conditions are where you stay. If you have extreme heat or heavy rain regularly in your area, then your roof’s lifespan may be a bit shorter. You must also keep track of the last time a repair was done on your roof. Also, was it a complete replacement or an overlaying repair? Overlaying repairs may be a quick fix but will eventually lead to more repairs since the underlying roof problems are still present.
Missing Or Curling Shingles
Missing shingles or curling shingles on your roof are a clear indication that your roof is damaged and needs repairs. Rain, snow, and high winds can cause the components of shingles to deteriorate. Also keep an eye out for any debris in your gutter, as this is a sign of the deterioration and that your roof needs replacing.
Damaged Or Broken Flashing On The Roof
Flashing is an important part of your roof as it keeps the moisture out of your roof. Depending on the age of your house, the flashing may be metal, tar, or roof cement. Missing or degraded roof flashing could you put your roof at risk of water damage.
Discoloured Walls Or Ceilings
Discoloured walls or ceilings are a less clear sign that your roof needs replacing. If you see any watermarks or stains on the internal or external walls of your home then it may be a sign that your roof is leaking. To make sure that your roof has a leak, check the insulation in your attic. If the insulation is soggy or moist then it may be a sign that repairs are needed.
The roof is one of the most important parts of any home since it keeps us warm, dry, and most importantly, safe from varying weather conditions. It is important that you don’t wait until your roof springs a leak to do some repairs on it as it may be too late. You’ll then have to replace your roof.
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