As you age, so will your home. As a homeowner, it’s your responsibility to prevent age from affecting your home too much, and the only way you can do that is by understanding the signs that show your home’s age. That way, the necessary steps to maintain your home can be taken.
One of the tell tale signs that your roofing system has some years behind it is granule loss. Shingle granules protect your home from ultraviolet (UV) rays and helps keep your roof looking attractive. Over time, you roof will lose its granules, and you’ll have to replace the entire roof to prevent further damage.
Damaged shingles are one of the more obvious signs of roof age. There are some instances where you can spot this from below, including looking for curled edges. Like missing granules, this is a sign that it’s time to install a new roof. Otherwise, you’ll leave yourself vulnerable to leaks.
When it comes to siding, on the other hand, pest infestation is one of the problems you have to look out for, especially if you have wood siding. Since this siding material can easily be chewed through by termites and small animals, they can use it as an entrypoint into your home. This damage type is often characterized by loose siding panels or small holes. This also leaves you vulnerable to water damage that can encourage mold growth. Once you notice this, call a siding specialist to have your siding replaced immediately.
Condensation between your window panes is also a result of age. This is due to the failed window seal allowing moisture to build up between the panes, resulting in a foggy window. Difficulty in operating is also a sign that your window has expanded and contracted too much and should be replaced immediately.
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