It is normal for your roof to deteriorate as it ages, just like any other part of your house. Various factors can affect the longevity of a roofing system, including installation, the quality of material and exposure to the elements. Moreover, with regular maintenance, you can delay the need for a roof replacement.
Here are the signs of an aging roof.
Dark Stains on the Roof’s Surface
Stains on your roof can indicate different problems depending on the material. When it comes to concrete or brick tile, dark spots are usually an indication of moss or algae growth. On the other hand, dark areas on a metal roof is bad news because it can mean that the material is rusting. Rust will compromise the structural integrity of the roof. You should deal with it immediately to avoid early failure.
If you have noticed that the shingles on your roof are curling, it could mean that it is time for a replacement. You may need to start consulting roof repair contractors to address the problem. Years of exposure to the sun and other outdoor elements can cause the layers of the shingles to peel from each other. Slight shingle curling should not be a concern, but this issue can quickly escalate and lead to leaks.
Increasing Energy Bills
An aging roof can cause your heating and cooling costs to increase. The older your roof gets, the weaker its insulative properties become. With a weakened insulation system, your HVAC system will need to work harder than it should. As a result, your home’s energy bills will go higher.
Whether you need a roof or window replacement, you can rely on Lankford Roofing & Construction LLC. Call us at (903) 465-7677, or fill out our contact form to get a free no-obligation quote. We work with clients in Sherman and Denison, TX, and nearby communities.