Are you wondering if your roof is past its prime? Do you fear that your roof may start leaking any day now? For a lot of people, a roof is something that quietly exists. Most of the time, you might not even remember that it's there. But then one day you may realize that you can't remember how old your roof is or how long it's been since you had it checked out by a professional. Of course, the best thing to do is going to be to get a professional roof inspection done as soon as possible to determine how your roof is doing, but there still some signs you can look for to see if your roof is in need of repairs or replacement. These include:
Your furnace and/or air conditioner seem to be failing: One sign that you are in need of a roof replacement is that your heating and/or cooling bills are getting higher while your home just doesn't seem to stay as warm or as cool as it should. Although it's possible that these appliances are failing, there's also a good chance that your roof is no longer functioning as it should to insulate your home. Before you spend any money to replace your furnace and/or air conditioner, get your roof checked out.
Uneven appearance: No matter what type of shingles you have on your home, they should all have a relatively flat and uniform appearance across the entire surface of your roof. Dimensional shingles are supposed to have a 3D appearance that mimics wood shingles, but they should all still lie relatively flat on the surface of the roof. If you notice any lifting, curling, or blistering, this is a definite sign that you are in imminent need of a roof replacement and should start making arrangements as soon as possible.
Missing shingles: On some roofs, it's obvious when there are shingles missing. With other roofs, you may have to look very closely to determine that any shingles are missing at all. After a strong wind storm, you should always inspect your roof as thoroughly as possible from the ground to try to see if any shingles are torn or are missing entirely. If these types of storms are common in your area, it's a good idea to have your roof inspected every other year or so just to ensure that you aren't in need of a roof replacement.Share