Today, we’ll be talking about your home’s roof and five different signs that may indicate you need a roof repair — or in extreme cases, a roof replacement. These are all signs that you should be able to see for yourselves, but if you’re even unsure about a potential issue, don’t be afraid to call our office in Pflugerville. We can get to you in a jiffy and professionally inspect your roof.
But until then, let’s look into some signs that your roof needs to be repaired or replaced.
Also, you can search for discoloration. This can mean shingles that are darker than the majority, glossy or wet in appearance, or substantially grimier than the rest of your roof. These are all different signifiers of potential water damage in your roof, another ailment that would need to be addressed.
Additionally, if there is damage surround fixtures on your roof (your chimney, piping, skylights, etc.), you most likely need a roof repair. This will most likely be in the form of peeling or deteriorating as these areas of a roof are the fastest to submit to weathering. If you catch these issues earlier, we can usually confine the damage and repair just that specific area!
Finally, be on the lookout for tiny fragments of shingles in gutters or underneath overhangs of the roof. This is a sign of shingle deterioration — yet another reason for roof repair or replacement.
On the inside of your home, look for discoloration and/or water staining on your walls and ceilings. This means that there is moisture getting into your home, most likely from your roof. This type of damage usually requires a roof replacement, but every case is different.
Honey, is the energy bill higher than usual this month?
If you’re asking this question consistently, you may need to repair or replace your roof. A properly functioning roof is weather-tight, so an increased energy bill could be the result of a comprised area of your roof that’s letting outside air in, causing your HVAC system to work harder, ultimately raising your energy bill.