You should keep an eye on your roof often to distinguish whether or not your roof needs repairs. Not identifying this early enough has the potential to lead to large-scale problems involving inflated expenses for the repairs or even full roof replacements.
Common signs include visible stress or damage to the exterior or punctures or leaks often found on the interior. Apart from freak stormy weather, general wear-and-tear can lead to degradation of the roof materials which can also lead to problems that require work. Spotting these early and sorting these prematurely will not only keep prices lower but will also provide another buffer to any future hazards against your home.