When was the last time you thought about your roof? For many people, the roof of your home is one of the easiest things to forget about, as long as it does its job and protects you and the interior of your home from the outside world.
No matter what your roof is made of, eventually every home will need to have a roof replacement done. Here are some signs to look for to help you tell if it’s time to start thinking about your next roof replacement:
- Rising energy bills – If your energy bill has been higher than usual, your roof may be the culprit. Energy from the sun radiates onto your roof, and that heat then permeates into the rest of the house. If your roof is damaged or worn-out, the radiant energy from the sun will enter your home more easily, lowering your home’s energy efficiency and driving up your utility bills.
- Granules in your gutters – This sign is most common for people with shingle roofs. As the shingles age, they break down, and the granules then wash into your gutters. If you have a lot of granules in your gutters, your roof is probably reaching the end of its life.
The lifespan of a roof will depend on what material it is made out of; asphalt shingles should be replaced every 10-15 years, but metal roofing can last as long as 50 years. Eventually, every house will need a roof replacement, no matter what it is made of. If you notice any of these warning signs, contact us at Rodas Construction LLC to come assess your roof and help you determine if it’s time to have your next roof replacement done. We offer financing on all projects.