The biggest if not one of the biggest investments you will ever make in your life is your home. But ironically, the roof on your home is seldom a consideration unless there is no other choice. When it is time to put a new roof on your home, you should always consult with a professional contractor who is skilled at new roof installation, unless of course you are a skilled DIY’er specializing in roofing. In order to know what roof best suits your home’s architecture, you need the experience and knowledge that only a roofing contractor can provide.
How to tell when You need a New Roof
Most people don’t give replacing their existing roof much thought until it starts leaking or there are a number of leaks throughout the home. Chances are, if you wait until then, it’s going to cost considerably more. Let’s face it, there is a good possibility that when you finally notice that leak that there has already been some hidden structural damage which is going to add to the replacement costs.
In order to prevent those inflated expenses by procrastinating, here are some warning signs that indicate it may be time to have a new roof installed on your home:
- Age of the roof – if it was installed properly using the right materials, the average asphalt shingle roofing system should last up to 25 years, longer in some instances. This also depends on the number of shingle layers that were installed and whether or not they were properly ventilated when it was new.
- Cracking and curling are evident with some shingles – furthermore, some shingles will appear misshapen or warped. This is a sign that it needs to be replaced or reworked.
- Inspect the interior of your attic for leaks and moisture – the best time to do this is after a period of heavy rainfall. If there is any signs of mold or leak, it is time to call in the roofing experts
- Sag lines and other irregularities – shingle lines should always appear straight. So if there are areas where these lines are sagging, this could be an indication of a rotting sheath underneath.
Shingle granules in the rain gutter – when you have your roof inspected in fall and spring, our field techs will look for a build-up of what looks like sand in the trough. This needs immediate attention.
If you notice any or a combination of these problems, don’t hesitate. Call us immediately so we can schedule an inspection appointment. We work all year through and have preventive maintenance packages to ensure that our experts work effectively on your roofing requirements. We ensure that even the slightest issue is resolved immediately which ensures that major damage is avoided. However, even after this, with age and wood deterioration, you may require replacement and a new roof. For all of these requirements, we are just a call away.