5 Signs It’s Time For A New Roof
A roof is an expensive investment. Many homeowners will try to extend its longevity as much as possible with regular maintenance. However, no matter how careful you are, eventually it’ll be time to get a replacement. Here are 5 tell-tale signs that you’re due for a new roof:
1. Shingle Damage
Inspect your shingles for damage and look for curled edges, cracks, and cupped tabs. Also, look for spots where shingles have lost their granules and then check the gutter. If you find an excessive amount of curled and cracked shingles, and granules, it means that the shingles have been severely worn down and could mean you’re due to replace the roof.
2. Roof Age
Sometimes your roof just ages naturally because of the nature of the environment where you live. If you have a roof over 20 years old, stay vigilant with your inspections and observations of its condition. If there are any significant changes, it’s time to consider getting a new roof.
Stand in your attic and inspect the roof deck for areas of sagging. If you detect any, it could be caused by rot from moisture in the wooden beams. You should be extra cautious if you see this, as the structural integrity has been compromised and you shouldn’t wait too long to get a roof replacement.
4. Moss Growth
Moss growth, for the most part, is a cosmetic issue. However, if it hasn’t been cleaned off regularly, the moisture that moss holds can be damaging to the surface granules of the shingles when the house is in freezing climates.
5. Neighbors Getting New Roofs
Your roof condition should be similar to the roofs around you as the community is likely built around the same time period and endured the same climates. While your neighbors could be replacing their roofs for cosmetic reasons, if you see many of them doing it at the same time, it could mean it’s time to get a new roof.
If you find some of these signs but aren’t sure if your roof actually needs a replacement, contact Horn Brothers Roofing to get some expert advice and a free estimate for getting the job done.