Top 5 Signs You Need a New Roof
Your home’s roof is likely something you don’t give much thought to on a regular basis, at least until it starts to fail. Then, you have to scramble to get repairs or a replacement scheduled. Thankfully, there are some signs to look for that will give you a bit more advance notice that your roof will need replacing soon. Seeing these signs means you probably need to replace your roof sooner rather than later:
1.) Roof Leaks
This is the most obvious sign your roof is wearing out. If you find water in your home after a heavy rain, you can assume you have a roof leak somewhere. Check your attic after significant rain, because most roof leaks begin to show themselves there first before making their way into the rest of your home. Once a leak is bad enough, you will also notice water stains on interior walls and/or a room’s ceiling.
2.) Missing Granules
This sign might not be visible from your yard and often requires you to get on your roof to see. However, sometimes, you will see granules from your shingles in your gutters or on the ground. Obviously, if you find them there, it indicates they are no longer on the shingle. Missing granules can cause water to leak through the now exposed fibers of a shingle, doing damage to your home.
It indicates a shingle is wearing out and needs replacing.
3.) Curled or Cracked Shingles
Another sign of a worn-out roof is the presence of curled shingles, especially in asphalt shingles. This could indicate that there is moisture trapped under the shingles, which can cause mold to grow. Cracked shingles also show that roof shingles are wearing out. In most cases, you will see cracked shingles in a fiber-based asphalt shingle.
4.) Notice a Neighborhood Trend
While it doesn’t necessarily hold true in all instances, in many cases, if you notice your neighbors are replacing their roofs, you might want to inspect your own. Most subdivision homes are constructed around the same time, so if everyone else’s homes need to be reroofed, you might be in need of a roof replacement as well.
5.) Recent Storm: Hail Damage or Strong Storm Damage
If you have a significant hail storm, it’s a good idea to look at your roof. In many cases, hail damage, especially if they are significant in size, will damage a roof so badly it needs to be replaced. Therefore, if you know you have experienced some rough weather recently, it’s a good idea to at least give your roof a quick inspection to see if you have damage. Thankfully, in many cases, your homeowner's insurance will cover the cost of repairing or replacing a roof damaged by weather such as hail.
What to Do Now
If you suspect your roof is worn or damaged in any way, it’s time to call in a professional roofer to look it over. In some cases, you can get by with a simple repair, in others, you need a complete replacement. Either way, the experts will be able to guide you through the process. Contact us today to schedule a visit if you have noticed any of the above signs your roof needs replacing.
What Should You Know Before Replacing Your Roof?
Your home is one of your most substantial investments, and your home’s roof matters in ensuring your home look great and are protected from the elements. Therefore, when you are ready for roof replacement, you likely have some questions. Read on to learn the answers to some commonly asked questions about roof replacement: