Being able to tell when your roof needs to be repaired is important, and could mean the difference between finding a problem early enough to fix, and missing it resulting in costly repairs down the line. Below are a few warning signs that you will want to keep an eye out for.
Missing shingles or bald spots
– Shingles are the first line of defense your roof has against the elements, and help slow the deterioration process. When shingles are missing granules (or are gone completely), it could mean that weather is negatively impacting your roof at an accelerated rate, and is definitely something to have checked out.
Leaking and/or sagging
– If you notice water leaking in from your roof, it is usually a telltale sign that something is not quite right. However, sunlight coming in through the rafters of your attic, or sagging portions of ceiling are also indicators that you should call a professional ASAP.
Roof is old
– In general, the life cycle of a roof is about 20 years. Once that time is close to being up, it is usually a good idea to get your roof inspected, just to make sure everything is still up to standard. In many cases however, homeowners may have purchased the home used, and may not be sure how long ago the roof was installed. In these situations, it is good to check out what your neighbors are doing, as their homes will likely have been built around the same time as yours. If they all start getting roof repairs or replacements, you probably should too!