The typical roofing system can last decades depending on the materials used and how well they were installed. In some cases, though, roofs can fail prematurely when they exhibit signs of damage way before expected.
Depending on the severity of the damage, it’s always a good idea to be vigilant and check for signs of premature roof failure to avoid bigger problems during the wetter seasons. Here are signs that you need immediate repair.
If the rattling sound of roof shingles can be heard every time there’s a fairly strong gust of wind, it might be time to have them checked. Apart from being a falling debris hazard, loose shingles mean that the roof wasn’t installed properly.
Sagging, Curling or Cracking
These are the results of a weak roof that lets in moisture, especially if dirty areas on the roof are visible. It could also mean that the roof might be supporting unnecessary weight. No matter the case, it could collapse anytime, and hiring roofers to check it is essential.
The surest sign of roof failure is water damage and leakage, which could also cause mildews and mold that further increase the rate of deterioration of the roof. Unsightly water stains on the roof also decrease real estate value and get in the way of making a good sale if selling the house is part of the plan.
Increasing Energy Bills
A failing roof can increase energy bills as a result of insufficient ventilation. Drafts and air leaks, especially in the colder seasons, might translate into cranking up the heating to a warmer temperature than necessary just to compensate for the chilly air penetrating your home. Roof repair, in this case, is essential.
Roofs exposed to volatile weather are more likely to exhibit signs of premature failure. To avoid this, contact Safe Harbor Exteriors at (913) 800-6181. We serve Kansas, particularly Shawnee, KS.