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Having a sturdy and stable roof over your head is an essential part of feeling safe and secure in your home.
However, roofs are often overlooked and are not inspected as frequently as they should be. So, how do you know if your roof needs to be repaired, restored, or replaced? In this post, we share seven common warning signs that your roof needs some TLC!
1. Algae growth and staining
If you notice algae growth or dark stains on your roof, it might be time for a professional inspection. Algae, moss, and lichen growth is common in roofing that is exposed to humid climates. It’s also a sign that moisture may be present within your home. To prevent leaks and keep your house in tip-top shape, we recommend calling in the pros.
2. Rust or corrosion
If you have an old metal roof with rust or corrosion, this is a telltale sign that your home needs some attention. If not taken care of immediately, rust can quickly turn into holes and cause unsightly brown stains down the walls of your home. In other cases, your roof may collapse, or entire sheets of metal could blow off during severe thunderstorms.
3. Cracked or broken tiles
Sure, a couple of cracked tiles can be easily repaired. But, if you notice that a lot of your tiles are cracking, broken, or missing, it’s time to run for cover — and by that, we mean call in the pros. Strong winds can cause loose tiles to fall to the ground, leading to an exposed underlayment, water damage, and poor ventilation.
4. Moisture, rot, and mold
If water is leaking into your home, there’s a good chance that you’ll find moisture, rot, or mold on your ceiling. Water stains and mildew will typically show up around vents and joints. However, if you have a big enough leak, you may find it difficult to locate the source. So, it’s wise to contact your local roofing professional as soon as you notice any discolouration on your ceiling.
5. The entire roof is sagging
This is when you should panic. A sagging roof is typically an indication of a much larger structural issue. If you see a droop in your roof, you should call in an expert as soon as possible. Sagging roofs are a lot easier to fix when the issue is small or localised — don’t wait until the problem has progressed!
6. Higher energy bills
If you have noticed that your energy bills are increasing every year, your roof might be to blame. Damaged or poorly designed roofing can explain inadequate ventilation, heating, and cooling. And, if your air can escape that easily, there’s no reason why rain, hail, or snow can’t get in!
7. Your neighbours are getting new roofs
Homes that are built around the same time period generally share the same wear and tear. If you notice that the roofs in your neighbourhood are all getting an upgrade, it might be time to consider investing in a roof restoration too.
Early detection is key! If you think your roof needs a restoration, it’s best to get in touch with the professionals before any severe damage is done. A free quote is all it takes to find out, so why not arrange an inspection today?