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When Should You Start Worrying About Your Roof?

Maintaining your home can be costly and keeping your roof in good condition is definitely a priority. It’s important to know when you should start worrying about your roof so that you can avoid any potential damages that may occur. In this post, we’ll be discussing the different signs you should be looking out for, when it’s time to call a professional for help and what to expect from routine roof maintenance.

1. Age of the Roof- You should start paying extra attention to your roof if it's approaching its end of life. Most roofs last between 15 to 25 years, and the older your roof gets, the more its performance deteriorates. Therefore, as the roof ages, it becomes more susceptible to damage, leaks, and other issues.

2. Visible Damage- If there are visible damages such as missing or cracked shingles, rusted metal panels, broken tiles, or other concerns on your roof, it's essential to get it inspected by a professional. These issues can lead to leakage and weaken the integrity of the roof over time.

3. Leakage- Water damage can be extremely hazardous to your roof and the entire home in general if left unattended. If you notice any signs of leakage or water stains on your roof, it’s best to call for professional help immediately.

4. Sagging Roof- If your roof’s surface appears to be sagging or appears uneven, you should reach out to a professional immediately. A sagging roof could be a sign of a structural issue, and ignoring it could lead to more severe problems over time.

5. When to Schedule Regular Maintenance- It’s important to schedule regular check-ups and maintenance for your roof to avoid any potential issues last minute. In areas with harsh weather conditions, it’s suggested to schedule roof cleaning and maintenance at least twice a year. A professional can inspect the roof to identify any issues and perform any necessary preventive care.

Being proactive about your roof’s maintenance and repairs can save you a lot of money and frustration in the long run. While it’s always best to be proactive, it’s never too late to call in a professional for help if you’ve noticed any of the described issues in your roof. Whether it’s regular maintenance or significant repairs, hiring a reliable professional is key to keeping your home in good condition and promoting its overall longevity.

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