If you’re looking for a sign from above that your roof needs repair, then that’s all you might have to do. Looking up at your roof can reveal a lot about its condition. One of the first signs that your roof needs repair or some kind of restoration would be shingles that are missing or curled up at the corners.
Your shingles may have gotten that way by first letting in too much moisture. To be honest, shingles that are curled up could be both a cause and an effect of excessive moisture in that a loose shingle let in moisture in the first place before the moisture itself did further damage, perhaps pulling up the shingle.
You might have asphalt or composite shingles and notice that there are a lot of little pieces in your gutter or around your yard. Well, that’s another sign that your home is overdue for a roof repair. Shingles disintegrate into granules as they decompose, and this can leave behind a sandy residue in their wake. If you notice that accumulating, then you likely need roof repair.
Signs of Leaking
The sealer between the joints in your roof – your roof’s flashing – is essential for preventing water from getting into your home during and after a storm. If water gets in during a storm, it could be an issue with your flashing, which isn’t that difficult to repair.
A flashing issue still needs to be addressed early, but that kind of issue is less serious than underlayment with a bunch of holes in it. If you’re dealing with a shoddy underlayment, then a full roof replacement might ultimately be the way to go.
A Sagging Roof
Moisture that’s trapped under shingles is certainly a problem that needs to be addressed in a timely fashion, but a few curled-up or missing shingles is nothing compared to a sagging roof.
A roof that’s visibly sagging hints at much larger moisture issues. A sagging roof could be an issue with the decking or the rafters. If the problem is only affecting, say, one or two rafters, then you might not need an entire roof replacement.
Higher Energy Expenses
Higher energy expenses in the form of higher costs for heating in the winter and higher costs for cooling in the summer are fairly convincing indicators that your roof and/or insulation needs updating.
A sudden spike in cooling costs in the summer, especially when those costs are accompanied with the presence of sunlight in your attic, might tell you all that you need to know – time to get your roof repaired or replaced!
The summer is a great time to get your roof repaired or replaced since a roof that insulated in cool air and blocks out hot air during the dog days of summer is the most energy-efficient way to go. On top of that, you could wind up saving thousands of dollars every month in the form of more affordable cooling expenses.