Most asphalt shingle roofs last for twenty to twenty-five years. However, some well-maintained roofs can last longer. Roofs that aren’t maintained may also fail well before twenty years. The best way to maintain your roof and extend its life is to make needed repairs as they arise. Here are some signs that you need roofing repairs now.
1. Broken/ Missing Shingles
Do you notice when you look at your roof that certain parts seem a little bare? Does your roof have patches of darker or lighter coloring? Or can you see some of the shingles curling? When you notice this, be sure to take a closer look at what might be causing the problem. As a roof ages, it may start to fail in some places before others. Storm damage can also affect areas of your roof. You can extend the life of your roof by making the repairs as the damage occurs.
2. Higher Electric Bills
There are so many reasons for high electric bills that it’s not always easy to pinpoint the cause. Some additional energy use may be attributed to the roof. Your cold or warm air could be escaping through problem areas in the roof, so check it out! If you are spending a lot of money on heating or cooling, it can pay to have a professional inspect your home for leaks, including your roof. Contact Eagle Watch Roofing today to schedule a free roof inspection.
This one is a bit obvious, but if there are leaks in your roof, you need roofing repairs. Depending on the extent of the damage, you may need to replace the entire roof. Similarly, look for water damage in your attic and areas that might be affected by the roof.
4. Sagging Roof
If you see signs sagging or other cosmetic deformities on your roof, the problem may be worse than it looks. There could be structural problems that need immediate attention. Be sure to talk to Eagle Watch Roofing, your local Newnan roofer.
Getting a new roof may cost you some money now. But if you need roofing repairs, doing it now will only save you money in the long run. You will be able to keep your roof as long as possible. You can also sell your home for more, and you will be able to save on your utility bills.