Your roof is one of your home's largest investments, so it’s important to know how to keep it in the best shape. There comes a time in every home’s life where the roof needs to be replaced. Whether your roof has been damaged or is at the end of its lifespan, it’s important to know when you need to replace your roof. What can you look for to evaluate if your home is in need of a roof replacement?
Look for these 4 Signs
- Age of Roof. Roofs generally last for 20-25 years, as they undergo a lot of wear and tear protecting your house. It’s also important to note if the previous roof was entirely removed, or if your roof was installed over another layer of shingles. Look for documentation on your home to determine if it's in need of a new roof.
- Buckling or Curling Shingles. Take a look at the slope of your home to see if your shingles lay flat or are curling up. If they’re curling up and you know your roof is over two decades old, it’s probably time for a roof replacement. If your roof was more recently replaced, it could be a sign that your roof is defective or improperly installed. In that case, contact a licensed roofing contractor to assess your home’s needs.
- Shingle Granules. Take a look in your gutters to see if there are any granules from your shingles. As roofs age, they tend to lose more granules. Another way to check is to see if there is inconsistent coloring on your roof. If your roof is darker in some areas, it could be a sign that the granules have worn away and are not protecting your roof.
- Roof Boards. If you feel a bounce to your roof when walking on its surface, that usually means the underlying boards have been compromised due to moisture. Then, go inside your attic to see if there is any light coming through the roof boards. You’ll quickly know if your roof is protecting your home. If you spot any light, it’s time to contact a roofing professional.
Contact a Certified Remodelers Today
If you think your roof may need to be replaced, contact the team at Certified Remodelers. We’ll get started with a free inspection so you can be on your way to a secure new roof.
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