5 Signs That Your Roof is Failing

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A failing roof can lead to serious problems such as water damage, mold, and even structural damage. If your home is older and you’re not sure how old your roof is, you’ll want to be on the lookout for indicators that your roof is not doing its job.

Here are 5 warning signs that your roof may be in need of repair or replacement. 

  1. Missing or Damaged Shingles – The most common sign of a failing roof is missing or damaged shingles. Shingles can become cracked, curled, or broken due to weather conditions or age. If you notice any missing or damaged shingles, it’s important to have them replaced as soon as possible in order to prevent further damage to your roof and home. 
  2. Leaking – Leaks can be caused by a variety of issues such as improper installation, worn out sealants, or clogged gutters and downspouts. Leaks should never be ignored because they can quickly cause serious and costly water damage. If you notice any leaking in your home, contact a professional for an inspection right away. 
  3. Sagging – Sagging is another sign that your roof may be failing. This occurs when the support structure beneath the roof begins to weaken due to age and/or excessive weight from debris buildup such as snow or leaves. If you see any noticeable sagging on your roof, it’s important to get it inspected by a professional right away.  
  4. Animals Living on Your Roof – If you notice any indicators that animals have made themselves at home on top of your house—such as nests, droppings, chew marks—it’s likely that there is some kind of damage present on the roof itself and should be addressed immediately before further damage occurs. 
  5. Increased Energy Bills –  Increased energy bills could also indicate a problem with your roof since heat can escape through cracks in the surface more easily than with an intact one. There could be other reasons for higher energy bills, such as windows or bouts of extreme weather. But, if you notice an increase in heating costs without explanation then it could mean that there’s a problem with your roof that needs attention from a professional contractor right away before the situation worsens over time. 

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Keeping an eye out for these signs will help you determine when it’s time for repairs or replacement of your roof so that you can protect your home from further damages caused by a failing structure. Taking action early will save money in the long run by preventing bigger issues from occurring due to neglecting maintenance needs on time. Don’t wait until it’s too late—It’s always best practice to consult with professionals if ever unsure about anything related to the condition of your roof!