If you aren’t an expert with roofing or roofs in general, it can be difficult to know when something serious is happening above your head. There are a lot of signs that you can spot and know when you will need someone to come look at your roof. But most of those signs are harder to spot unless you know what you are looking for. Right here, I’m going to list the 5 easiest signs to spot when you are trying to decide whether or not you need to look into getting a roof repair.
This should be a basic and easy to tell sign to spot, but sometimes it is a little more difficult to find. If you aren’t sure where the leaking is coming from, it can be the most difficult sign to spot. However, if you are sure you know where the roof leak is coming from, you can easily call in a roofing company to look at your roof and get it fixed.
You see sagging or curves in your normally straight roof.
If you see pouches, curves, or sagging in your roof, this is a sign that you should contact roofers immediately. This means that there is water build up somewhere in your roof and with the right amount of pressure, or the right amount of water build up, the pouch will burst and you will have a bigger issue to deal with. This sign is a lot like the leaking, but sometimes can occur instead of random leaks. This can also happen in addition to leaking, so keep an eye on the leaking area if you don’t have the time to contact a roof repair company immediately.
Staining on the roof.
If you see random stains on your roof, this could be a sign of a leak that is forming. It might even be a spot that has already developed a leak and you just have not noticed it before now. You should never have any random stains on your roof, so if this is something that you are starting to experience, you should find a roofing contractor to take a look at the stains to make sure there isn’t an underlying issue trying to form.
Your electricity bills are higher.
This is a harder to spot sign. All of the signs on this list are easy to spot if you know where to look, but this one is going to be the most difficult to go through. You can’t always blame your roofing on your high electricity bill. However, if you know that you have not been using any extra power in the last few months and your power bill keeps rising, a roofing issue might be the cause. It could also easily be a window, your air filters, or even flooring. But a roofing issue, if you don’t live in an apartment, is usually one of the more common causes of a higher electricity bill.
If you haven’t repaired or replaced your roof in about 10 years.
If you own your home, or even if you rent it, you need to think about the last time that the roof has been examined by a professional. A lot of storms come through during the year. You never know when one of these storms might have left their mark. It’s always good to keep your roof in check. This is one of the most important parts of your home. Without a roof, you don’t have a home that you can rely on when things get rough. If you aren’t sure when the last time your roof was examined was, you can hire a roofing company to take a look. They won’t charge much to just come and examine if there are any problems, so you won’t have to stress over that bill.
Your roof is a lot more important than you might think. Without your roof, you barely have a home. You should treat your home like you would treat any other item that you own and take care of. If you take your car into the shop every few months to make sure that everything is running properly, you should do the same for the roof of your home. Make sure no animals are making nests or homes out of your attic space. Make sure there aren’t any leaks trying to form. And make sure there aren’t any twigs trying to slip through and crack the ceiling foundation.