Without a good roof, your home is neither safe nor comfortable. But when is it necessary to replace the roof, and when can you just have the roof repaired? We asked a North Billerica contractor about what the signs are that it’s time for roofing installation.
#1 Sign It’s Time for a New Roof: Multiple Leaks – Especially Spread Throughout The Home
If you’ve got pans to catch dripping water in one or more locations throughout your home, roof repair is definitely in your future. What draws the line between roof repair and roof replacement? The presence of multiple leaks, especially if they occur in more than one room, is a good indicator that there are serious issues with your roof that need attention. Even small leaks can do serious damage to your roof rafters, the contents of your attic, and the building underneath.
#2 Sign It’s Time for a New Roof: Waves, Sags, and Dips
The surface of your roof should be flat, with no waves, sags, or dips. If the surface of your roof dips between rafters, or the ridgepole sags like a pony under a really fat cowboy, it’s time to talk to your North Billerica roofing contractor about having a new roof installed. The areas where your roof is sagging are particularly vulnerable to damage – even collapsing – when a heavy load is placed upon them. Heavy snowfalls have been happening regularly in the Billerica area for hundreds of years, and are likely to occur in the foreseeable future. Protect your home and your family!
#3 Sign It’s Time for a New Roof: Your Energy Bills Are Out of Control
Get ready to hold onto your hats. Did you know that up to 85% of the energy your home loses passes through the attic and roof? One obvious answer here is insulation, but if your roof is not good, no amount of insulation is going to keep your family warm. A bad roof can actually shorten the useful life of insulation you do have in place. When you’re thinking long term, and want to keep your home heating costs down, making sure your roof is in good shape is absolutely essential.