For a home to need a roof replacement, the roof must be in a serious state of decay and damage. Ideally, homeowners should be able to avoid the most severe roof catastrophe if only they pay attention to some telltale signs. Following are some of the signs that tell you it’s time to call a professional for roof replacement services.
The age of your roof usually serves as a good clue for when you should retire it. No matter how the roof appears from the ground, you should already consider replacing it if it has outlived its expected lifespan, which on average is 20 to 30 years. A roof of this age has usually undergone numerous repairs already.
Save yourself the cost of many more repairs by replacing your old roof with a brand new roofing system.
Broken or Missing Shingles
Each shingle piece plays a vital role in the aesthetic of your roofing system. Imagine walking up to your property from down the road and seeing missing pieces like missing teeth. The shingles need to be complete and to serve their full effect.
However, you must find shingles that match the ones currently on your roof. This is undoubtedly a difficult task because your shingles’ granules change in color significantly over time, especially with the wear and tear from exposure to nature’s elements. Therefore, if you want to preserve your roof’s aesthetics, you are unlikely to do so by replacing individual shingles. You may as well replace the entire roof.
Shingle problems also manifest themselves in the form of deformed edges. This can lead to complications such as clawing, which occurs when the edges stay flat, but the middle of the shingle rises up, as if there were air underneath hit. The other reaction is known as cupping, which occurs when the edges of the shingles curl up.
Either problem demands immediate attention from professional roofing contractors, such as those from Shelton Roofing, to avoid further damage. Curled edges can also cause water to accumulate, further weakening the roofing system by seeping into the material under the section where the deformed shingle(s) are located.
These are just some of the more common reasons you should consider a replacement of your roof. Talk to a professional as soon as possible to make arrangements.
8 Warning Signs That Your Roof is Shot, goodhousekeeping.com
5 Things to Know Before You Replace Your Roof, Time.com