Does Your Roof Need to Be Replaced?

A solid roof is very crucial part of a home. However, most homeowners rarely spend time inspecting the roof until they spot a leak in their ceiling. Leaks could be a sign that you are experiencing many different roofing problems. So, you need to find a solution as soon as possible. Deciding on whether to repair or replace your roof can be tricky. Read on to find out the signs that your door needs to be replaced.

Old Roof

If your existing asphalt shingle roof was installed more than 30 years ago, there could be a problem even if it still looks good from the ground. Asphalt shingles are designed to last between 20 and 30 years. Also, if your roof was installed over another layer or several layers of shingles and it’s older than 20 years, it is imperative that you consider having a new roof.

Shingle granules in the gutter

If the gutters are loaded up with shingle granules, that is a clear sign that your roof has experienced advanced wear and needs to be replaced. Most roofing experts agree that roofs often lose more granules towards the end of their life cycle.

Crack, bald, torn, or missing shingles

Missing shingles on your roof could be due to harsh weather in which winds have pulled up the shingles. This can be a sign of bigger issues. If you notice curled shingles, especially in sunny slopes, it is an indication that your shingles have reached their expiration date and it’s time to invest in a new roof. You should pay close attention to the roof valleys. Well, valleys are one of the most important areas of your roof system and missing shingles along this area could be more problematic as these are points that usually experience high leakages. It is also important that you ensure that the tabs on the roof are in-tact when inspecting the shingles.

You can see sunlight from your attic

If the outside light is showing through the roof, you don't need an expert to tell you that it isn't a good sign. But first you need to check and confirm whether the light is coming in through the roof boards. If light can find a way in, then be sure that water will also find a similar path into your house.

Entire roof is sagging

A sagging roof is a sure sign that the roof is not doing its job. There could be issues with the decking in the attic, or with the supports in the foundation. This is a sign that your home has experienced water damage for long and needs professional attention right away.

Dark spots and trails

Dark staining or other form of discoloration on the inside of your attic can be an indication that the roof has experienced long term leakage. It is generally recommended that you consult a roofing expert immediately as long term leaks can later proof to be quite costly. Make sure that you solve this problem quickly.

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