A roof is one of the most important components of your home, but knowing when it’s time for a total roof replacement can be a bit confusing. Most homeowners can recognize the little signs that indicate when a roof is damaged and may need to be repaired, but since a total roof replacement is more time-consuming and expensive, it is critical to recognize the bigger problems. In addition, learning the signs that your roof needs completely replaced can save you time and money and protect your home from further extensive damage. Here are some signs that your roof may need to be completely replaced.
If your home is older, you may be tempted to write off peeling paint as just a sign of old age. However, peeling paint can also be an indicator of a damaged, leaky roof – even if the leak isn’t obvious. If your interior paint looks like it is bubbling on the walls or ceiling or if it looks like it’s starting to crack on a particular point of your home’s exterior, you should contact a roofing professional to check for roof damage.
Mold and Mildew
Shingled roofs have materials underneath that protect the wood material and keep it dry. When mold or mildew starts to appear on your ceiling, it may be a sign that this protective material has broken down. If the area is small enough, shingle replacement may be enough to fix the problem, but a larger area may necessitate a total roof replacement.
Higher Energy Bills
Greater use of energy is the easiest problem to overlook, especially with the winter quickly approaching in the Maryland area. However, it’s a good idea to track your energy bills over time and do some more in-depth investigation of your roof if something doesn’t look right, particularly if your HVAC system has recently been serviced or replaced.
Shingles have a limited lifespan. Contact a roofing professional to handle repairs to your shingles if you notice any that are missing, curled, or broken. Being proactive can extend the life of your roof and delay the inevitable total roof replacement.
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