It’s important to take note of your roof every now and then. While for the most part, your roof is content doing its job day-in and day-out, occasionally it needs some attention. One of the best parts about investing in an annual roof inspection is that once completed, you won’t have to think about it for another year unless a major storm hits. An annual inspection service by your professional local roofing company, Adept Construction, will give you peace of mind that everything is structurally sound for another year. Below, we’ll go over some signs that you may need a roof repair in Naperville and the surrounding areas. Call today to schedule your free estimate!
SIGNS YOU MAY NEED ROOF REPAIR
A shingle roof is designed to last about 20 years or so. As your roof creeps towards that mark, you may notice signs of damage. Some of these damages that could lead to a necessary roof repair include curled, missing, and cracked shingles. When they stop laying flat against one another, water can penetrate into your attic and cause major roof repair needs.
Stained Ceilings or Walls in Your Home
Water stains on your ceiling or your walls can be caused by a variety of things, from the hole in your roof to a leaking plumbing pipe in your wall. However, a common cause of water stains on your ceiling is in fact a leaky roof. What happens is a small hole forms in your roof where water then seeps through. While this happens, the water soaks the underlayer of the roofing material, which then seeps through to your attic and the floor of your roof, which then seeps through your ceiling. In order to stop this non-stop flow of water seeping, you should call your local roofing company for the solution.
Higher Utility Bills
Sometimes it may take years for a homeowner to see any physical signs of a leaky roof, especially if your attic has a lot of insulation. However, you may notice a spike in your utility bills month over month that is inexplicable. This could be a sign that there is in fact something wrong with your roof. While your roof could be leaking out energy, it could also be suffering from a ventilation issue that needs to be addressed as well. What happens is that too much heat builds up in your attic and can’t escape during the summer, which can cause your air conditioner to work harder. Conversely, too much heat escapes through your attic during the winter, causing you to use more heat to warm your home. A spike in heating and cooling bills is a good reason to have your roof inspected by a professional roofer in Naperville today.
Signs of Critters
Critters, such as raccoons, opossums, birds, and squirrels love to make your attic home. After all, it’s warm in the winter, dry in the spring, and cool in the summer. It’s high off the ground, safe from predators, and it’s hard to get to. The problem is that critters can do a lot of damage to your attic that would require a roof repair. They leave behind their droppings, tear up your insulation, and make holes in your attic. Mice can chew electrical wiring, creating a fire hazard as well. So if you see signs of critters in and around your roof, it’s time to call for a roof inspection from Adept Construction. Our professional local roofers will ensure your roof is not a welcoming place for critters.