Signs That You Need A New Roof
Homeowners often wonder if their roof should be repaired or if it’s possibly time for a replacement roof. So how can you tell which category you fall into? While every situation is different, here are some great ways to figure out if it’s time for a new roof. First, you’ll want to consider how old your roof is, and compare that to how long the life expectancy of such roof is. If you’re nearing that time frame, replacing may be more cost effective than repairing now and replacing shortly thereafter. Also, you’ll want to do a visual inspection of your roof. Are the shingles curling and/or buckling? Are there shingle granules in your gutters? Are there missing shingles? If the answer to any of those questions is “yes,” it’s probably time for a new roof.
Homeowners often wonder if their roof should be repaired or of it’s possibly time for a replacement roof.
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How to know if a re-roof is an option for you
Reroofing includes layering new shingles over a set of existing shingles. Reroofing can only be done once, so if your home already has two layers of roofing in place, reroofing is not an option for you. Since there’s no shingle removal, reroofing is more affordable and faster than a full replacement.
Here are a few of the more noticeable signs that you are in need of a new roofing system
If you have lost shingles due to wear or storm damage, a repair may not be sufficient, but every situation is different.
Staining on the interior structure
This is a good sign that water has penetrated your roof at some point, and could lead to more extensive damage if left unresolved.
Shingle granules in your gutters
If you look in your gutters ans see granules from your shingles, your roof is probably nearing the end of it’s life. Also, if you notice that your color is darker in certain areas, this is another sign that your roof is losing granules.
Cracked or curling shingles
Shingles tend to curl and crack once they have passed their life expectancy. If you look at your roof and notice that the shingles are curling at the ends, it’s best to call a professional to start the process of getting a new roof.
Stains or dripping water on your interior walls
Water penetrating the roof into your home could mean the roof was damaged due to falling branches, or it has worn down and is no longer effective. Once the roof has reached this point, it’s almost definitely time to replace it.
Excessive mold or moss growth
Moss will grow on a roof that doesn’t receive sunlight. Over time, moss will hold moisture on your roof and can cause damage. This can be removed but is best done by a professional, so the shingles are not damaged in the process. If too much time has passed, a new roof may be in order.