Roofing systems can last for a long time thanks to the technologies that roofing companies employ during the manufacturing process. Unfortunately, as time goes by, your roof will eventually begin to deteriorate, no matter how well you care for it. With that in mind, it’s best then that you learn the signs that your roof is beginning to show its age, which can point to a need for a replacement sooner rather than later.
These signs include:
High Electric Bills
If you have a good roof attached to your home, it should be enough to help keep your home as energy-efficient as possible for the remainder of its lifespan, allowing you to save a significant amount on your monthly energy bills as a result. However, if you notice that your electric bills are beginning to increase despite your efforts to keep them down, it’s possible that your roof is the cause, especially if it’s a few decades old, resulting in excessive passive heating. If that happens, it’s best to have it replaced as soon as possible to restore your home’s energy efficiency.
While your roof may look fine on the outside, age may have already affected components underneath, such as the underlayment. If your underlayment sustains any damage, it can allow leaks to infiltrate your home and cause wood rot and mold growth. To determine if the roof’s underlayment is damaged, don’t hesitate to turn to a roof replacement expert to inspect your home’s roofing system.
Excessive Granule Loss
The granules on an asphalt shingle roofing system help protect it from the sun’s rays. If your roof is newly installed, you may notice that it’s shedding a few granules every now and then. This is nothing to worry about as this is merely excess granules that are falling off. However, if your roof is decades-old and it’s losing a significant amount of its granules, take this as a sign of aging and that you may have to get it replaced soon.
Planning to tackle a roofing project? Don’t hesitate to turn to Oberg Roofing & Remodeling. When it comes to installing asphalt and steel roofs, we are the number one service providers to turn to and we won’t let you down! Give us a call at (320) 204-2264 or fill out our contact form to get a free estimate today! We serve homeowners in St. Cloud, MN, and other nearby areas.