Ah, roofs. They keep us sheltered from the elements, and provide a home for our beloved satellite dishes.
But, let’s face it, most of us take our roof for granted. We might not even suspect there’s a problem with it until suddenly, one night, we can see the stars while we’re lying in bed.
However, if you play close attention, there are some sneaky signs that your roof is in trouble. Here are 3 startlingly unexpected signs you may need to replace your roof.
1: Sounds from Above
Now, you might be asking yourself, “What’s the big deal about my roof making a little noise in the wind?”
Put it this way: Those gutters and shingles and attachments rattling around up there? Not a great sign. If the roof’s making some serious racket, it’s time to address the issue before it gets worse.
Also, be on the alert if you hear some mysterious tapping coming from somewhere above. It might be a stealthy leak.
The pitch of dripping water varies based on what surface it’s hitting (wood, metal, a cardboard box of old family valuables), so the noise may be more difficult to identify at first. Don’t hesitate to investigate.
2: Soaring Energy Bills
When the summer heat hits like a rude smack to the cheeks, many of us start cranking up the air conditioning. While this often results in higher energy costs overall, a skyrocketing increase could suggest something out of the ordinary is going on.
While it may be tempting to blame the air conditioner, the real culprit could be your roof.
A worn-out or outdated roof can lead to poor insulation and ventilation, causing your costs to shoot for the sky. If you’re noticing a drastic difference in your bills, it might be time to consider a roof replacement.
3: Strange New Colors
Well, well, well! Your rooftop is rocking some fancy new color schemes!
Oh wait, that’s just some not-so-subtle discoloration, indicating warm air is trapped in your attic, causing havoc under the roof. And let me tell you, wood rot and blooming mold growth are not the “chic new trends” you want up there.
Discoloration on the roof can also be caused by moss, algae, or mold, which may seem harmless at first – but over time, they can lead to extensive damage that compromises your roofing system’s integrity.
Putting It All Together
It’s easy to miss the small signs that your roof is in need of a replacement, especially if they’re not the usual suspects. Don’t wait until you’re seeing stars through your ceiling to start planning your options!
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Our family-owned-and-operated business has been around since 1955. And because we want to ensure the highest quality for our customers at the lowest price possible, we manufacture all of our windows and sunrooms ourselves – no middleman needed!
Contact D&W Windows and Sunrooms for quality work that is sure to stand the test of time.