You can extend the lifespan of your residential or commercial roofing system through regular roof repair and maintenance, but at some point, your roof will succumb to the effects of wear and tear and will need to be replaced. efore your roof reaches that point, there are a few signs you need to keep an eye out for.
Frequent Water Leakage
Any sign of water damage is the first thing you should look out for. But water damage is merely a symptom, not the underlying cause. If there’s a leak, check these parts damage:
Shingles – Keep an eye out for curled, cracked or split shingles, as well as moss, which could indicate that there’s water trapped inside the roof.
Roof Membrane – Watch out for bald spots, lifting and open laps in the membrane, as these indicate the roof isn’t properly sealed.
Roof Deck – If you see any water spots on your ceiling or smell something moldy in your attic, it’s definitely time to get a new roof. These are all signs of a rotting roof deck, which must be replaced immediately given it serves as the backbone of your house.
If your energy bills are getting higher due to the increased usage or energy consumption of your heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) system, it’s time to inspect your residential roofing system. Gaps in the roof might be letting warm air in or failing to retain heat. In particular, you should look for excessive moisture in your insulation.
Signs of Aging
Even if your roof is showing no signs of deterioration yet, it’s prudent to verify the age of your roof and how often it’s been maintained. If your roof is nearing the upper end of its projected lifespan and hasn’t always been properly maintained, it might be better to have it replaced before more serious problems arise.
If you found any of the said signs and are considering investing in a roof replacement, make sure you hire trusted and qualified contractors, like those with a GAF Master Elite® Roofing certifications.
Universal Roofing and Exteriors is a GAF Master Elite Roofing Contractor that offers roofing repair services. To set up an appointment, call us at (317) 257-0779 or fill out this form. We serve clients in Carmel and Zionsville, IN.