You can save yourself a lot of money on roof repair if you catch problems early. Roofing companies can help you deal with these issues before the problems really get severe.
Here are some signs to watch for with your roof.
When shingles get old, they lose granules. In your gutter, this will look like sand – black, coarse sand.
This is another indicator that you should replace those shingles. If you see a LOT of curled ones, then your whole roof may be nearing its end.
Cracks are also a tell-tale sign to replace shingles before your roof problems get more severe.
Shingles that are wet.
Your shingles are supposed to be sending water downward, not holding onto it. If they are trapping moisture, something is not right.
Wear around vents, pipes, and chimneys.
If it is looking rough around the objects that penetrate your roof – pipes, skylights, vents – then you could use some patchwork. The good news is that the repairs can often be focused on just those points, and usually don’t indicate larger problems with the whole roof.
A light in the attic.
If your attic is letting in light, then there are small holes in your roof.
Stains on your walls or ceilings.
This means your roof is letting in some water. Are these minor, patchable leaks, or are they a bigger issue? It’s best to ask a professional to evaluate the situation.
A spike in your energy charges.
If your HVAC costs go way higher than usual, it could mean a few different things. For one, it could be air leaking out through your roof. It may be a question of your insulation, or it may be the roof itself.