How Can You Tell if a New Roof is Needed?
The roof of a home is an important thing that most homeowners might overlook without even thinking about it. How do you know if it’s time to make repairs to your roof? How do you know if it’s time to replace it all together?
Before you spend any money, determine if you need a new roof by asking yourself these important questions:
How Old is My Roof?
A roof should typically last you between 20 and 25 years, according to experts. If you have replaced your roof before, was the old roof completely removed, leaving you with one layer of shingles? And was the roof properly ventilated? If the answer is no, and your roof is more than 20 years old, you might need to call an expert.
Are My Roof Shingles Curling and Buckling?
When your home is getting direct sunlight, take a look at the slopes of the roof and see if you notice and curling of the shingles. It could mean that the roof is either defective or it has reached the end of its life.
Are the Shingles Covering the Roof Valleys?
Valleys are one of the most important parts of your roof. They help snow and rain flow down into the gutters. If the shingles on these valleys are missing or broken, the valley itself is now defective and could lead to roof leaks during bad weather.
Is My Roof a Trampoline?
Are Granules Clogging the Gutters?
If you notice discoloration in the shingles, check to see if bits of fallen debris have clogged the gutters. This is a sign it’s time to replace the shingles.
In conclusion, a few damaged shingles doesn’t mean it’s time to replace the entire roof. When in doubt, contact a professional roofing company to discuss further options.