Do You Need a New Roof?

Posted on 23. Aug, 2017 by in Home Care & Improvements

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Let’s face it. Our homes get old and wear down as do individual components of a home. Inside, your carpet gets old and needs to be replaced. Outside, it’s the siding or pavement or your roof. Do you need a new roof?

There are signs to watch out for that will let you know if it is time for a new roof for your home. This post will offer some of the signs to look out for on your roof:

ROOF AGE

This first thing to consider about your roof is how old it is. An asphalt roof is expected to last around 20-25 years on average. How old is your roof? If your roof is 20 years old or older, it is a good indication that it might be time to start planning on installing a new roof on your home in the near future.

SHINGLE CONDITION

Are the shingles on the roof laying flat and firm or are the shingles starting to buckle and curl? Warped shingles are a sign that they need to be replace and a sign that the roof in general is starting to wear down.

Missing shingles are another sign that you might need a new roof. If shingles fall off then the condition of the roof is deteriorating.

ROOF VALLEYS

The valleys in your roof are very important to the construction and well-being of the roof. If shingles are warped or missing the the roof valleys water will not drain properly and leaks and other damage could soon start to occur.

SHINGLE DEBRIS

Inspect your gutters and see if debris or granules from your shingles are piling up in the gutters. Shingles will start to deteriorate and break apart with the debris falling down and settling into your gutters. This is another sign the roof is in need of repair or replacement.

SUNLIGHT

Enter your attic and see if any sunlight is coming in through the roof. If large or small specks of sunlight are coming in through the roof above, it is time for a new roof for your home.

You now know the indicators to determine if you need a new roof or not. We recommend checking these items two or three times each year for assurance.