The roof on your home plays many roles from protecting you from the elements to improving the appearance of its exterior. For that reason, you should always check on it and maintain its good condition. However, it can sometimes be difficult to decide if or when to repair or replace your roof, but with all of the damaged roofs we’ve seen at Blair Remodeling, we’ve learned a few tell-tale signs that you should contact our roof repair specialists.
Shingles Are Cracked, Curled, or Missing
Whether the wind ripped some shingles off your roof, or they’ve reached the end of their lifespan and start to crack, you shouldn’t put off a roof repair. Asphalt roof shingles are especially susceptible to lifting and curling, which can lead to leaks and rotting. Fortunately, an asphalt shingle roof is more affordable to replace.
Your Attic Leaks
Most people don’t spend a lot of time in their attic, but it’s crucial that you check on it regularly. Unnoticed leaks can cause extensive damage throughout your attic and the structure of your home. If you do happen to find even the smallest of leaks, you should hire a roof repair expert to come out right away and fix the problem before it worsens. l
Energy Bills Have Increased
While you might chalk an increase in your heating and cooling costs up to the weather, constantly high bills might mean that your home isn’t as energy efficient as it once was. It is important to keep in mind that windows, doors, and other factors could contribute to high energy costs, but your roof does play a key role in regulating your home’s temperature.
A Storm Damaged Your Home
If you have a tree laying on top of your roof, that should be an obvious sign that you need to complete repairs or a total roof replacement. The critical thing in this situation is that you act fast to avoid more damage to your home. In fact, you shouldn’t live in a house with this kind of structural damage until you have roof installation professionals come and assess the extent of the problem.
Wear and Tear Around Roof Openings
Even if the rest of your roof looks fine, damage around chimney, vents, and other openings can create the perfect space for water to get underneath your roofing materials and inside your home. As a result, moisture can become trapped under your shingles and lead to rot, mold, and mildew and even more costly damage.
Have you noticed any of the signs we’ve mentioned? Then, we encourage you to reach out to us at Blair Remodeling right away to request a free inspection by our licensed and certified Birmingham roofing contractors. You can also call to ask any questions or fill out our online form to request a free, no-obligation project estimate.