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When should I replace my roof?

Posted on February 2nd, 2016 at 11:00 AM
When should I replace my roof?

We’ve all heard horror stories about ruined ceilings, walls, floors, and carpets from leaks caused by a damaged roof. The trick is to catch the problem before it results in sudden and costly repairs. So, what are some warning signs to look for when evaluating your roof? Let’s go through a quick checklist to help you spot problems before you have to pay to fix them.

Leaks in the attic.

When shingles go missing or become deteriorated, moisture and water can easily damage the roof and cause leaks. The best time to check for leaks in the attic is after a strong wind storm or heavy rainfall. During the winter months as water freezes and expands ice may begin to build up and also cause leaks on your roof.

Blistering or pealing interior or exterior paint.

If your attic lacks a proper air ventilation system, moisture and humidity can begin to build up and cause the paint on your interior and exterior walls to lift and peal. This can be avoided by installing an air ventilation system to allow the air to flow freely without ruining your paint to find an escape.

Mold, mildew, and stains.

If you notice stains are starting to appear on your walls, there is good chance water and moisture has made a way into your home. As water and moisture build up and becomes trapped the perfect environment for mold and mildew begins to evolve. Damage from Mold and Mildew are not only costly to repair but they can also be dangerous for your health

Missing or damaged shingles.

Extreme weather conditions can cause wear and tear on your roof over time. As time passes you may notice your shingles begin to crack or curl. Keep an eye out for missing or damaged roof shingles as these are major signs that it is time to invest in a new roof before major problems emerge.

High energy bill.

Are you paying far more than your neighbors to heat and cool your home? This could be indication that your attic is not allowing proper air flow. As a result, hot and cool air becomes trapped thus requiring your furnace and central air conditioning system to work harder to keep your home at a comfortable temperature. Insufficient insulation can also play a role in high energy costs. Contact Platinum Insulation Products & Exteriors to learn more about energy efficient roofing and insulation today!


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