When your kitchen appliances stop working, you know it’s time to replace them. Your car? It starts making odd noises and sometimes won’t start. But what about your roof? It can be difficult to tell if a roof is in good shape or not just by looking at it. The signs can be subtle, but they do show up as your roof ages or becomes damaged. You don’t want to wait too long to replace your roof.

Signs of Roof Trouble

If you know what to look for, there are some telltale signs that a roof is in need of replacing. If you want to be sure, it’s always best to call in a professional roofing company for a roof inspection, but it doesn’t hurt to do a little homework, especially if your roof is 20 years old or older. Keep your eyes open for these six signs that your roof is in trouble.

1.     Granules are filling your gutters

As your roof ages and battles rain, snow, wind, and hail, it can start to lose those little granules that cover the shingles. When they start to fall off in large amounts, which you’ll find lining your gutters, it means your shingles are getting worn out.

2.     You have broken, twisted, or missing shingles

High winds can wreak havoc on your roof, and as it ages, it becomes more and more susceptible to damage from wind and other weather conditions.

3.     Leaks in your attic

If you find dripping leaks or even just water stains in your attic, there’s a good chance your roof isn’t sealed like it should be.

4.     Droopy or sagging spots

If your roof droops in certain spots, no matter how small the spot, you have a problem. That’s a disaster waiting to happen.

5.     Mold, moss, and fungi are abundant

If you’re finding mold, moss, or fungi on your roof, it’s a sign that water is getting trapped somewhere.

6.     Your energy bill is soaring

Sometimes you can notice a problem before you look at the roof. If your energy bill is climbing, it’s a sign that your home is losing its energy efficiency. Your roof plays a big part in that, so consider that bill an excellent reason to check it out for issues.

Get a Professional Opinion

It’s great to stay informed and keep an eye on your roof for potential trouble spots, but it’s best to have a trained professional roofer give it a full inspection if you think something is amiss. At Community Builders, we’ll come to your home and provide a complimentary consultation.