Is It Time to Replace My Roof?
Your roof protects the rest of the home and the family from the harsh elements.
And while you may have been maintaining your roof so it can keep your home warm and cozy, it may be nearing its final days.
Or maybe your roof is the last thing on your mind, until it is too late.
Whichever the case, you may need to replace your roof before you have bigger issues to deal with.
These are the warning signs to look for.
Roof granules weatherproof your roof and protect it from the elements.
If there are many bald spots on your roof due to granule loss, your roof is already letting in sunlight and water.
You’ll often see a buildup of granules in your gutter or downspout splash pan, indicating your roof is due for a replacement.
Nails exposed to the elements rust and may lead to a leak problem.
If there are several nails that have been exposed, and for a long time, it may be time to replace your roof.
Wind can lift shingles and expose some sections of your roof. As a result, you may have a loosened sealant and nail, which could cause a leaky roof.
It can be difficult to look for and repair all the exposed spots on your roof, making replacement the faster and cost-effective alternative.
If you have a leakage problem on your hands, get your roof replaced quickly before it causes damage to the roof frame and your belongings.
Damaged shingles lead to a leaky roof, requiring you to repair it immediately.
However, in some instances, the damage is extensive, making repairs a wasteful venture. In such cases, replacing your roof is the logical and most cost-effective solution.
Water damage upstairs or in the attic
Take a look at your ceiling and wall. If you find black, brown, yellow, or gray stains on the walls and ceilings, you may have roof damage. A leaky roof could also cause your wall paints to peel. Damp rafters in your attic should also set off alarm bells of roof damage.
Your roof is old
Don’t be surprised; roofs have a lifespan. Depending on the roof material, yours may be old. Wood shakes and shingles can last between 15 and 20 years. You can expect your asphalt shingles to last between 10 and 30 years.
Clay tiles have an average lifespan of 40 years, and metal roofs can last 50 years. You should know when your roof was installed. If you don’t, check your home improvement record to determine if your roof is due for a replacement.
You have mold, mold, or fungi issue
The presence of mold, moss, or fungi on your roof indicates your roof is unable to do away with water. You can use a brush to remove any growth on your roof, but if the growth is too much or persists, a roofing inspection will let you know whether to replace your roof or not.
Repair is more expensive
When the roofing contractor inspects your roof and finds structural damage or damage that’s costlier than a replacement, you should opt to replace your roof.
When you notice these signs, it’s time to run for cover (hey, we don’t mean under your roof!). Request an estimate and let the experts replace your roof now.