You may be asking yourself when do you know if it is time for a new roof?! Many homeowners will notice a leak in their ceiling and decide then that they need a new roof. However, experiencing a leak could be a result of many different factors! Luckily, there are many other signs that will indicate the need for a roof replacement.
Signs Indicating the Need for a New Roof
We understand that as the homeowner, all maintenance costs are your responsibility and that this can be costly! A roof replacement can become expensive, so it is important to understand how to determine if you will need a new roof or if minor repairs will suffice.
- Cracked, pulled up, or missing shingles
- Other neighbors are getting new roofs
- Gutters filled with shingle granules
- Leaking areas or water damage
- Dark streaks or moss build up
- Daylight showing through the roof boards
- Shingles buckling or curling
- Recent strong storms in your area causing damage
- If your roof is passed it’s life expectancy
- Bald spots on shingles where the granules are missing
It is important to know the materials used for replacement roofs and roof repairs affect how long roofs normally last.
Benefits of a Roof Inspection
It is important for you to perform a visual inspection of your home’s roof a few times a year. What you should be looking for is any cracked, loose, missing, or torn shingles around chimneys or vents. You should also look for signs of wear on your shingles. Best practices for residential roofing include looking for signs of mold, rot or moisture. It is also important not to forget about inspecting your gutters. Gutters should be cleaned at least once a year to prevent water from backing up and affecting the foundation. If you see any visual signs from your inspection that your roof may be damaged, give us a call to do a FREE inspection today.
Contact Us Today
For a FREE inspection on your roof or to get a quote for a new roof, fill out our contact form on our website or give us a call at 636-938-ROOF (7663). Our office manager will call you as soon as possible to get an appointment scheduled.