Roofs are like relationships: they start strong and protect you from the elements, but they will eventually start showing signs of stress. And just like a relationship, it’s important to recognize when it’s time to move on and find something new. So, if you’re experiencing leaks or drafts, or your roof is just too old, it might be time to start swiping left and looking for a new one. Below are some signs to watch out for.
One of the clearest indications that you need a new roof is if it is sagging. Sagging occurs due to structural issues, such as extensive water damage or a damaged rafter beneath the shingles. In either scenario, a roofing contractor will have to remove the shingles and plywood sheathing to find the cause of the problem.
Water damage inside the house is an obvious warning sign that the roof is failing. This problem has several potential causes, including ice dams, damaged shingles, or sloppy installation. Whatever the cause of the leak, it’s best to have a professional roofer fix or replace it.
Broken, Curling, or Missing Shingles
Roof damage can occasionally be seen from the ground. If you look up at your roof and discover missing, curled, or broken shingles, it’s time to get a new one.
The Roof Is Too Old
Homeowners should review their receipts and improvement records to determine when their roof was last updated. Roofing systems made of asphalt shingles usually last between 20 and 25 years. You can begin planning for a new roof once that window has passed.
Granules In The Gutters
Asphalt granules give shingles their color, fire resistance, and UV protection properties. They are essential to the longevity of an asphalt roof, and losing them is a major red flag that it’s time to get a new roof.
Moss or Algae
A green roof could result from moss or algae growing under the shingles. As long as there is no water damage, this is not an urgent cause for a roof replacement. But, moss can cause harm to your roof in the long run because it keeps the surface damp for extended periods, which increases the likelihood of water reaching under the tiles.
Don’t wait for a leak! It’s critical to act quickly and contact TEO Construction if you’ve seen any of these signs. We will evaluate the extent of the damage and provide you with a quote for the price of the replacement.