More than $12 billion are spent annually on roof repairs. Most roof repairs are minor but can help you save tremendous costs in the long run. If you’ve put roof maintenance on the back burner or your roof is older than 10 years there are some signs you should look out for that indicate it’s time for a repair.
The average lifespan of a shingle roof is around 20 to 25 years. But there’s some chance that your roof was built on top of an existing one. If those layers are older than 20 years, you need to call in a professional to inspect and repair any damages.
DAYLIGHT THROUGH THE CRACKS
A simple way to check if it’s time for roof maintenance is to go to your attic and see if there’s light coming through the boards. Over time, moisture in roof lining leads to deterioration and needs to be checked out.
PRESENCE OF MILDEW AND MOLD
Water trickles through damaged sidings and creates the perfect breeding ground for fungi, such as mildew and mold.
Mold and mildew most commonly begin to develop in the area between the roof and walls because it’s prone to water seepage. This is the first area that should be inspected for signs of mold. If the mold hasn’t spread to the interior of your house, that’s a good sign. The costs of removing mold and repairing the leaks will be minimal at this point. But if you let this problem fester for longer, it can potentially cost you thousands of dollars!
In the absence of any apparent signs of damage, your electric bills may indicate a problem.
Water leaks can clump the insulation in the attic. That means your HVAC system will need to work harder to maintain the same temperature.
DAMAGED OR CURLED SHINGLES
The part of your roof that faces direct sunlight may have curled shingles. The heat causes this deformation, which eventually leads to cracks leaving space for leakages.
Over time, wind and rain wear out shingles, causing cracks and tears. If you can notice these it’s time to get your sides repaired by a professional siding repair company Burnsville MN.
At Principles Building and Remodeling, we employ trained professionals and provide residential and commercial roofing contractors Burnsville MN. If you notice any signs of roof deterioration, contact us at (651)-344-8700 and schedule an appointment at your convenience.