Is It Time for a New Roof??

By fabi
In April 30, 2015
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A home’s roof can give obvious signals to homeowners that it is in need of replacement, such as if it leaks greatly during a heavy storm. However, oftentimes a roof will age more subtly, and will not present as obvious of signs to homeowners that it is need of replacement. This often leads homeowners to wonder how they will know if they should consider hiring a residential roofing contractor for a new roof. Checking your roof for more subtle signs of failure several times a year can help you to detect early on if your roof needs replacement. Here are a few of these signs that you can look for in your roof.

Is It Time for a New Roof??Your Roof is Showing Signs of Aging

Most roofs have a lifespan of roughly 20 years. This means that a roof that is reaching this age may begin to show signs of deterioration. These signs can include curling and buckling shingles on your roof. This curling and buckling is most likely to occur in locations that receive a great deal of direct sunlight. While isolated shingles that are damaged can be replaced, widespread damage can indicate that it is time to consider having your roof replaced.

Missing Shingles

As your roof ages, you may find that shingles become detached from your roof. When homeowners discover missing shingles on their roof, their first instinct usually is to replace these shingles. However, if this becomes a reoccurring problem, or you discover multiple shingles missing, you may want to consider having a specialist inspect your roof as this issue can be a sign that your roof is beginning to fail.

Check Your Attic

A good way to inspect your roof is from underneath in your attic. A roof that is failing will show signs that can be discovered easily from within your home. First, you will want to check to see if you can see daylight coming in through the roof boards in your attic. These gaps in your roof can indicate that your roof may need replacing. You should also check your attic, including your attic’s insulation, for moisture. Any water in your attic could indicate that your roof is leaking and will need repair or replacement.

Knowing the subtler signs that can indicate that your roof is in need of replacement can help you to discover the problem before you experience severe leaks and other complications. Call us to learn more about the signs that you may need a new roof!

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