While many homeowners are aware of obvious signs that their roof needs repair or replacement, such as leaks or missing shingles, there are some lesser-known signs that can indicate roof issues. These could be harder to pinpoint unless you specifically go looking for them, however failing to do so almost always leads to the need for costly repairs.
One good example is a sudden increase in your energy bills, which could be a sign that your roof insulation is no longer working efficiently or that there is some type of damage affecting your roof.
This can happen if the insulation has become compressed or damaged over time, if there is a ventilation problem that has evolved over the years, or if the roof simply has a hole in it that is not easy to detect.
Mold or mildew in your attic could represent poor ventilation or water infiltration. This issue can cause the insulation to become damp, the attic and roof to suffer from water damage or rot, and the overall installation to lose its effectiveness. It can also lead to a potential health hazard.
If you notice that your roof decking is warped or sagging, it could be a sign of water damage or structural issues. A sagging roof deck can compromise the integrity of your roof and lead to leaks and other issues.
Finally, small granules from your shingles accumulating in your gutters could be a sign that your shingles are starting to deteriorate. If left unchecked, the issue could lead to reduced protection from the elements and eventual roof failure.
Schedule annual inspections with a skilled Fort Collins roofer to ensure your roof is properly maintained to improve the longevity and costly repairs.