As a homeowner, your list of maintenance projects may feel never-ending. However, performing routine maintenance on your roofing system is one of the best ways to ensure your roof lasts as long as possible and prevent minor repairs from becoming expensive catastrophes. While inspecting your roof for any signs of damage, be sure to look for the 5 signs listed below that your roof needs professional maintenance.
Missing or Damaged Shingles
If you notice any roofing shingles bent, curled, dented, or missing altogether, they must be replaced to protect your home from the elements. It’s normal for some damage to occur over time, and shingles can be replaced. However, if all of your roofing shingles are looking damaged, it’s a sign that it’s probably time for a new roof.
Water Damage or Algae Growth
If you notice a small leak in your roof, you will want to get it repaired immediately. Untreated water damage can wreak havoc on your roofing system, leading to mold growth, rotting, and weakening your home’s structure.
If you notice a green tinge on your roofing system, it’s moss, mildew, or mold. This is a sign that your roof is retaining moisture, which can result in rot if not removed.
Your gutters are essential to your roofing system, ensuring that water is carried away from your home’s structure. Gutters can’t function properly if they are clogged with debris. Clogged gutters will allow water to collect around your home’s exterior and promote mold growth, and can be a breeding ground for pests. If you notice that your gutters get clogged often, it may be a sign that your roofing shingles need repair, especially if you see a buildup of asphalt shingle granules in your gutter drains.
High Monthly Energy Bills
A sudden spike in your energy bill could be a sign that your roof needs repair. As part of your home’s ventilation system, your roof won’t be able to keep your home as cool in the summers or warm in the winters if it’s damaged and conditioned air is escaping.
If your roof is sagging, you should immediately call on a professional roofing company for maintenance. This is a sign that your roof has a structural problem, which is incredibly dangerous for your home if left unrepaired.
At WorleyByrd Roofing & Restoration, we recommend that homeowners have their roofs inspected and serviced by a professional roofing company annually. This is the best way to prevent problems and catch any repairs needed as early as possible, saving you time, money, and energy in the long term. Contact us today to learn more about our residential roofing services and expertise.