5 Warning Signs That It’s Time For A New Roof
When most homeowner spot a leak in their ceiling, their first move is to call a roofer to come out, take a look, and get the problem fixed, but sometimes the causes to these leaks aren’t as simple as replacing a worn out shingle, and sometimes they can be an indicator of a much bigger problem. Leaks in your roof can spring up from a number of different causes, and sometimes the solution to those problems is actually investing in a completely new roof for your home. How do you know if your roof just needs repairs, or if your issues are a sign that you need to be looking for a complete replacement, however? To help you in that determination, the roofing professionals at Daza Roofing have put together a short list of some of some of the warning signs to be on the lookout for that will let you know your roof is overdue for a replacement.
One of the first determining factors on whether or not it’s time for a new roof is by taking a look and seeing how old your current roof is. Most experts in the industry agree that the average lifespan of a typical roof is between 20 and 25 years, depending on how well it has been cared for. If your roof was installed over a previous layer of roofing, or it isn’t properly ventilated, this can decrease its lifespan even further. If your roof is pushing 20 years, the chances are that it is overdue for a replacement.
Buckled Or Curling Shingles
If the shingles on your roof are beginning to buckle and curl up, it is a sure sign that you are in need of a new roof. If you take a look at the shingles on the slopes of your roof that most often subjected to direct sunlight, and notice that they are starting to curl up, crack, or lose granules, it is most often a sign that they are beyond their life expectancy. When you notice this kind of damage, there is also the possibility that your roof is defective as a whole. It is always wise to contact a professional roofing contractor to determine which of these two possibilities is true and see if you might be eligible for reimbursement of some kind.
If the shingles one your roof are falling apart or missing altogether in this particular area, it is a definite sign that you are overdue for a new roof. The valley is one of the most important areas on your entire roof as it is essential to making sure that snow and rain flow through them and into your gutters without pooling. If the integrity of the valleys on your roof are compromised, your home could be at risk of significant roof damage.
Shingle Granules In Your Gutters
Every so often, it is important to check and make sure that your gutters aren’t full of shingle granules. When shingles reach the end of their lifespan, they tend to lose more of these, which can lead to an inconsistent or darker color on certain parts of your roof or granules in your gutters, indicating that they have been worn away.
Daylight Through Your Roof Boards
If, when walking on your roof, it feels spongy or almost like a trampoline, this is an indicator that the underlying decking has been weakened from moisture. Check in your attic to see if there is any daylight coming through the boards and for moisture in the insulation. Both are indicators that the integrity of your roof has been compromised.