5 Signs It’s Time to Replace Your Roof

If you’re a homeowner, you probably have constant worry about your roof and when you will need to replace. Here are the signs that it’s time.
Modern Times May 15, 2019
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The roof is one of the most important parts of your house and will need to be replaced eventually. If you don’t know what to look for, here are five signs it’s time for you to replace your roof.

High Energy Bills

Are your energy bills suddenly much higher than previously? This might be a sign that your roof has stopped doing its job. Poor ventilation or insulation could cause your home’s heating and cooling to work harder, resulting in higher bills.

Replacing your roof will help fix this problem and save you money in the long run, no matter the cost of metal roofing.

Visible Damage

It might be pretty easy to realize you need to replace your roof. If your shingles are curling or missing, or if you notice light coming through gaps in your roof, it’s definitely time to replace what you have.

Any sign of damage on your roof is an indication that you need a new one.

Your Attic Temperature is Different from Outside

Your attic should be the same temperature as outside because of the ventilation, so any difference in temperature is an indication that it might be time to replace your roof.

If your home is warmer than outside, your roof could start to form ice dams, which could cause serious damage.

Ice Dams are Forming

If you do see ice dams on your roof, that’s a clear sign that you might need a new roof. An ice dam or large icicles on your roof mean that your home is not properly ventilated or insulated.

You might also need an ice and water shield for your home to help prevent ice dams from forming.

Foliage on Your Roof

If you notice that your roof is starting to grow foliage, like moss, that’s a sign that it’s time to replace it. Moss, mold, and fungi grow in moisture, so plant growth might be an indication that your roof is leaking.

You can remove moss from your roof, but you’ll also need to check to make sure you have address the moisture issue.
As long as you are paying attention to your roof and your attic and checking for issues, you will know when to replace your roof. Don’t wait too long or your home could suffer serious damage.