It's tricky to know when to replace your roof. Up there, your roof is primarily off sight, making it easy to forget, until it is too late.
It's better to replace your roof before it results in much bigger issues. Here are signs that let you know when it’s time.
This is one of the most telltale signs that your roof is due for a replacement. You may see yellow, brown, or gray discolorations on your ceiling due to moisture. Leakage can cause more damage if not fixed quickly, as water can travel along pipes or your home's wiring system.
Roofs are designed to function optimally for only a specific period. If your roof has exceeded that time, it's time to replace it. For example, asphalt shingles can last up to 20 years, and metal roofs often last up to 50 years. Calculate the age of your roof, and if it has exceeded its lifespan, replace it.
Holes in the roof
Another obvious indication that you need a roof replacement is the presence of holes in your roof. If you take a peek in your attic, you'll see signs of moisture. You may also be able to see beams of sunlight. If there are holes in your roof, it's time to call a professional for inspection and replacement.
Presence of moss and mold
Moss and mold require moisture to grow. If there's a significant presence of mold and moss on your roof, it's a sign that water is available for growth. While you can brush away small growths of moss or mold, if it is enormous, you may need to have the roof replaced.
If wind and storm are dislodging your shingles and causing them to lift off, it may be time to replace your roof. You can replace one or two missing shingles. However, if this occurs frequently, it indicates that your shingles are getting weak due to age or wear and tear, and it's time for a replacement.
Peeling or curling shingles
Peeling or curling shingles is a dead cert indication that your shingles are old. At this point, they can do little to protect you and your home from winds, storms, snow, rain, and other elements. If your shingles are curling, buckling, or peeling, contact a roofing professional right away to get your roof replaced.
Rising energy bills
A roof acts to prevent cold or heat from entering your home.
If you're beginning to pay more than you do for energy, it could be that your roof is not doing its job properly. Depending on the roof's condition, it may be time to replace it.
A roof replacement is a task for professionals. You don't want to spend all that money only to discover a problem with the installation. Don't take a chance with your investment. Request a quote now for a one-time, reliable replacement.