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That’s why we have provided a list of 7 damage-causing issues to look for when determining whether your roof requires repair or even replacement:
- Missing, cracked, & curled shingles. General wear and tear, in addition to storms and natural disasters, will wear your shingles out, leaving them curled and cracked.
- Discoloring of shingles. Over time, the coarse granules which cover your shingles can wear away; this deterioration exposes the black under-layer of your shingles. The more deterioration there is, the less effective your shingles will be.
- Leakage in the attic after wind-driven rain. Possible causes of these types of attic leaks include leaky shingle underlayment, inadequate shingle underlayment, and deteriorated flashing.
- Leakage in the attic after ice build-up. A possible cause of these types of attic leaks include inadequate shingle underlayment, which allows water from ice dams (often found in over-stuffed gutters) to leak into your attic.
- Blistering and/or peeling interior/exterior paint. Possible causes of blistering and peeling include exposure to excessive temperature and exposure to high humidity.
- Stains on interior ceilings and walls / Mold and mildew growth. Possible causes of stains, mold, and mildew include inadequate shingle underlayment and faulty shingle underlayment. Either can lead to leakage and/or inadequate ventilation.
- Exterior decay, sheathing, and siding. The most common cause of decay, sheathing, and siding is poor attic ventilation.
List contents courtesy of the GAF Roofing Manufacturer
- The Home Needs Frequent Painting If a home needs frequent painting, say once every five or six years, that is a good sign that something is wrong with the current siding. Good home siding should keep its shape and keep its color for at least 8-10 years.
- High Heating and Cooling Bills When a home’s heating or cooling costs go through the roof (so to speak), that can be a sure sign that a home is in need of new siding. Naturally it is important to rule out a bad or leaking roof or lack of attic insulation as the culprit, but heating or cooling costs that are not in line with those of neighbors with similar structures is an indication that something is seriously flawed with a home’s exterior wall insulation.
- Rotting or Warping If the layer under a home’s siding has begun to rot or become soft, that is a sure sign that the home’s siding is due for immediate replacement.
- Cracked or Loose Siding Cracked, broken, or loose pieces of siding must be removed and replaced. Otherwise, water may seep behind those pieces of siding and potentially cause severe (and expensive) problems down the line.
- Peeling Paint or Loose Wallpaper Inside the Home Bad siding allows moisture to seep its way underneath the siding where it can percolate through wallboard and eventually cause significant damage to the interior walls of a home.
- Fungus, Mold, or Mildew Any type of growth such as fungus, mold, or mildew on a home’s siding, especially at or near seams in the siding, may indicate that water is penetrating it and being held inside the wall.
- Severely Faded Siding If siding is so old that the color has faded, then that should tell the homeowner that the effective waterproofing of the siding may have also run its course. Faded color may not prove that a siding is no longer viable, but it is a good indication to watch for.
- Bubbles in the Siding One almost certain sign that a home needs new siding is the presence of bubbles just under the surface of the siding. The one thing that siding is meant to do is to keep moisture away from the walls under the siding.
- Dry Rot Dry rot begins below the surface of the siding and eats away the main body of the siding, basically leaving just the top layer of the siding intact.
- Aesthetics Protecting a home from potential damage from rain, wind, snow, or insects by replacing old or worn siding is just one reason. Another reason may be aesthetics. Most homeowners want their home to look its best, and new siding greatly enhances a home’s curb appeal when it comes time to sell.
List contents courtesy of the Siding Magazine.com
- You can feel a draft and/or a noticeable temperature difference near the windows or door.
- Your current windows have aluminum framing and/or thin glass panes.
- You can see fog or condensation forming between the layers of glass in a dual-paned window.Replacing old or drafty windows can save you big bucks when it comes to your home’s heating and cooling costs. Energy-efficient windows have low-emissivity coatings and two or more layers of glass.
- Your windows are difficult to open and close.
- The sashes of your windows don’t operate correctly.
- The wood frames of your windows are moldy or rotting.
If you’re struggling with the normal operation of your home’s windows, it may be time for an upgrade. Today’s windows are designed to last longer and with less effort; many come with extended or even lifetime warranties.
Level of Maintenance Required
- Your windows are difficult to clean.
- Your windows require periodic sanding, scraping and painting.
There’s no need to live with high-maintenance windows. Newer windows are designed to be low maintenance, and some models tilt in to allow for easy cleaning.
- Your current windows transfer a noticeable amount of noise from outside the home.
- The sunlight allowed in by your windows is fading or damaging your floors and furniture.
- Your current windows detract from your home’s internal or external appearance.
- A room in your home is too dark and needs more natural light.