As a homeowner, you may encounter a variety of statements you don’t want to hear, such as “your septic tank needs to be replaced,” or “your plumbing system is shot.” These statements are enough to cause anyone’s mind to race. The same thing goes for your roof. The last thing you want to hear from the contractor is that you need a complete roof replacement as well as repairs to the structure of your home due to damage caused by a faulty roof.
So, what can you do to help your roof last as long as possible and avoid costly repairs? The answer is quite simple: listen to what your roof is telling you. No, the roof won’t actually speak to you (at least not out loud), but there are several ways your roof will show that particular areas need attention sooner rather than later. From granule-filled gutters to missing shingles, here are several signs that your roof is trying to tell you something.