Signs of Roof Damage
Between the Texas heat, seasonal hailstorms and high winds and rains, your roof is likely to be damaged during its life at least once. Knowing what things are likely to cause harm to your roof can help you stay on top of damage and repairs. Here are signs of roof damage to be aware of.
According to Home Advisor, the average roof needs to be replaced around every 20 years. If your roof is well maintained or a roofing type with an extended longevity it may not need to be entirely replaced solely based on age. However, there will probably be areas that can use some repair.
Increased electricity bill
Your roof is the barrier between you and the outside world. If you have a damaged roof or weak spots you may see an increase in your electricity bill. When your roof has weak spots, it makes easier for air from outside to get inside and the air from your heater or air conditioner to get outside. This constant stream of escaping air requires your heating and cooling systems work harder to maintain their target temperature.
Missing shingles or tiles
Visible damage is a clear indicator of more potential damage. If part of the roof has come off or is damaged there is an increased chance for more problems to occur. Once the shingles or outer layer are penetrated the underlayment and starter shingles are more at risk.
Stains on your ceiling or interior walls
When your roof is more vulnerable to moisture, you may see evidence of that inside your home. Trapped moisture or rain might cause stains or mildew on the interior of your home.