The roof might just be the most important part of any house. It’s responsible from protecting and insulating your home from the elements, and keeping you and all your belongings dry.
However, it’s also easy to forget that every home needs a roof repair from time to time, as we don’t often closely inspect our own roofing materials for signs of damage. And when the average asphalt roof has a lifespan of approximately 20 to 25 years, it’s almost guaranteed you’ll need to fix something on your home’s roof during the time you inhabit it.
Could your house’s roof be in dire need of a repair? To find out, be sure to look for these tell-tale signs that it’s time to seek out a roof repair service:
Loose, missing, cracked or curled shingles
Over time, wind, rain and periods of intense heat can take a major toll on asphalt shingles. If you notice missing shingles or shingles that have cracked, curled or warped, it’s a sign that your roof is vulnerable to harsh weather and could become even more damaged more easily. By repairing missing or damaged shingles right away, you can prevent more costly roof repairs later on.
Loose or missing nails
You probably won’t be able to notice these by looking at your roof from ground level, but if a roof inspector tells you there are loose or missing nails, it’s a sign that there is a literal hole in your roof. Repairing these nails is critically important to preventing water damage from affecting your interior.
Unexpected changes in your energy bills
If you’re noticing a steady rise in your monthly heating and cooling bills, it could be a sign that your home’s roof isn’t doing its job of insulating your house from the outside weather. A leak or hole in your roof, no matter how small, could be allowing air to escape from your home, driving up energy costs in a big way.
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