If you’ve owned a home for at least a few years you’ve no doubt learned that there’s almost always some home improvement project going on or at least one that should occur soon. If you’ve recently put on a new roof, you shouldn’t have to worry about making any repairs or replacements for the next 20 to 25 years. However, if it’s been a while since you got a new roof, you should start paying attention to warning signs that a new roof installation is in order.
Curling and Buckling Shingles
One of the most noticeable signs that you should call a roofing contractor to put up a new roof on your house can be found by examining your shingles. If you see several or more that are curling, it’s a good clue that they are wearing out and not doing their job effectively.
You see Sagging
Look closely at your roof. If you notice portions of it sagging a little, your rafters are wearing out. This happens over time due to the effects of harsh weather. This problem is also evident when you walk out on your roof and it feels bouncy or spongy.
When an expert does your roof installation, you should expect it to be in good shape for at least 20 years. However, if your roof has passed the two-decade threshold, it’s most likely start to wear out.
Light Comes Into the Attic
Step into your attic from time to time. If you notice excess light coming in, you’ll know that the rafters are getting weak and the roof is deteriorating. Call a roofing contractor to help assess the matter.
Your Bills Are Increasing
Worn-out roofs won’t be nearly as efficient as one just after roof installation. If your monthly utility bill continues to rise, your roof isn’t doing a good job of keeping air out.