Most of the time people are too busy to pay attention to their rooves, until it’s too late. You might occasionally glance up once in a while to check that it’s still there but in general, they aren’t a priority in your everyday life. However, they probably should be so here are five warning signs to look out for.
1. Your roof is old
Rooves have an estimated life span of 20-25 years depending on what material they are made from. So if your roof is nearing the end of its life span, it might be time to look at a new one. It’s also important that if another layer has just been added on top of a previous one, the age is based on the first layer.
2. You’re getting leaks
Sometimes this is really noticeable especially during storms but other times little signs like lights flickering during rain and darkened patches of ceiling can be signs that your roof is just not up to scratch anymore.
3. Dips and falls
If you can see a noticeable dip or fall in your roof, it’s time for a new one. Don’t be this off if you can clearly see there are areas that are sinking, you might not get a chance to get a new roof before it ends up on your living room floor.
4. Your neighbor got a new roof
No, this isn’t because you want to beat your neighbor at the game called who has the best roof in the street. It’s actually because houses built in the same period generally need new roofs at the same time.
5. Tiles or shingles are starting to curl
If you’ve ever seen an old dilapidated house you probably would have noticed the roof tiles starting to peel and pull back. If your roof is starting to do the same, it’s time to get a new one!