5 Signs Your Roof Needs Replaced This Summer

Warmer weather means homeowners spend more time outdoors, often noticing potential improvements and repairs their home might need. Beeson Construction, Inc. wants to equip homeowners with the top five signs indicating a roof may need replacing this summer.

Wind-damaged house with missing asphalt shingles on roof.

1. Age of the Roof

One of the primary factors to consider when assessing a roof’s condition is age. Most roofing materials have a limited lifespan; they become more susceptible to damage as they age. If your roof is approaching or has exceeded its expected lifespan, it may be time for a replacement before the summer heat and storms put additional strain on it.

2. Damage Visibility

Take a moment to inspect your roof for any visible signs of damage, such as cracked, missing, or curling shingles. These issues can compromise the integrity of your roof and leave it vulnerable to leaks and further deterioration. Additionally, look out for blistering or peeling of the roofing material, as this can indicate underlying problems requiring replacement.

3. Water Leaks and Stains

Water leaks and stains on ceilings or walls are clear indicators of roof damage and should not be ignored. Even small leaks can lead to significant issues, including mold growth and structural damage. If you notice any signs of water intrusion in your home, promptly address the underlying roof damage to prevent further complications.

4. Roof Deck Sagging

A sagging roof deck is a serious issue that requires immediate attention. It can indicate structural problems within your roof, such as water damage or insufficient support. If you notice any areas of your roof that appear to be sagging or dipping, contact a professional roofer to assess the situation and recommend appropriate repairs or replacement.

5. Energy Bills Increase

Increased energy bills might be the result of a damaged roof. Poor insulation caused by roof damage can allow hot air to enter your home during summer, causing your HVAC system to work harder to maintain a comfortable temperature. Addressing roof damage and ensuring proper insulation can lower energy bills and improve your home’s energy efficiency.

As summer unfolds, it’s essential to ensure that your roof is in good condition to withstand the heat and potential storms. If you’re concerned about your roof’s condition or suspect your roof may need a replacement this summer, contact Beeson Construction Inc.’s roof replacement contractors at (317) 754-0677 to schedule a free estimate. Beeson Construction, Inc. proudly serves homeowners throughout Indianapolis and surrounding communities, including Beech Grove, Greenwood, Wanamaker, Southport, and Homecroft.

Deane Biermeier, “Should I Repair or Replace My Roof?,” Forbes Home (blog), Forbes Media LLC, April 7, 2022, https://www.forbes.com/home-improvement/exterior/repair-or-replace-roof/.