As a homeowner, you might be having trouble maintaining a constant temperature throughout your living space, especially during the cold months. As a result, you end up dealing with high utility costs.
Though it is often easy to tell when you need to replace elements of your home like furniture or appliances, it is not always apparent when your roof needs replacing. Unless the roof is caving in or experiences serious damage from a tree or storm, most homeowners may not be aware of their roof’s condition. Since the roof places an important role in protecting your family and home, it is vital that homeowners be able to recognize the telltale signs that their roof may need replacement.
Signs That It’s Time to Replace Your Roof
Though the only way to know for sure if you need roof replacement is to consult with a roofing professional, here are some common signs that your roof may need to be replace:
The roof of your home is old.
Most home roofs have a 20-year warranty that provides replacement or repair for up to two decades. If your roof has not been replace in the last wo years, there is a good chance that you may need a new roof soon. Consult with a roofing professional who can inspect your roof and confirm whether or not your roof will need to be replaced soon.
The roof shingles appear to be damaged.
Most homeowners are able to observe their roof’s shingles. If you start to notice that many of the shingles appear to be damaged, it may be time to call a roofer. Carefully perform a close-up examination of your roof’s shingles, and if many of the shingles appear wet, stained, bent, broken, curling, or missing, then you may have to have them all replaced at once. Again, a roofing specialist can help you better determine whether roofing repair will suffice or if an entire replacement is necessary.
The roof has staining, peeling, or bubbling paint.
If you see staining, peeling, or bubbling exterior paint near the roofline, this may be an indication that your roof is leaking. A leaking roof can also cause the wall and ceiling paint inside of your home to start staining, peeling, and bubbling as well. If you start to notice these signs in your home, it may be time to call in a roofing professional.
You are starting to notice increased energy bills.
Your roof acts as an insulator for your home, protecting your house from the elements as well as preventing warm and cool air from entering or escaping. If you notice an increase in your energy bills, this may be due to the fact that your roof is allowing air to escape. When this happens, your air conditioning and heating unit has to work harder to keep your home at the ideal temperature, which can significantly impact energy bills.
Hader Solutions has been providing home services to homeowners in Cincinnati and the surrounding areas since 1883. To learn more about our roofing solutions, visit our roofing services page. If you need roof repair or replacement, call us today at (513) 612-9201.