Your roof is one of the most crucial parts of your home. It’s one we often take for granted, but when your roof is failing, it can be a major headache. Here are some things to know about your roof and when it may be time to consider a replacement.
Age of Your Roof
Roofs have a lifespan, and typically, that’s about 20 to 30 years, depending on the materials, and the conditions it’s exposed to. If you’re already past that 30-year mark and you don’t have any visible problems, you should still have a full inspection done as there may be underlying issues that could cause your aging roof to fail.
Shingles That Are Curling or Buckling
Take a close look at your roof, and if you find that the shingles are buckling or are curled, you know that it may be time for a new roof. Shingles often curl or buckle due to age, or moisture that’s present underneath them, making them push away from the roof. When this happens, your home is exposed to the elements, and vulnerable to damage and leaks.
If your shingles aren’t yet at the 20-year mark, the curling may be due to defective materials. One of our roofing experts can inspect your roof and help you understand exactly what’s going on with your home.
If your roofing shingles are starting to fall off, or fall apart, you may need a new roof. Our licensed roofing professionals can assess the damage, and help put together a budget-friendly plan for repairs, or replacement.
Finding Shingle Granules in Your Gutters
Take a look at the gutters. If you find shingle granules, it means that the roof has exceeded its expected lifespan, and may be due for replacement. Another sign of worn out granules is the presence of dark and inconsistent colors on some parts of the roof. These granules are part of the weatherproofing of your roof, and it needs to be addressed if they are falling off.
Excessive Energy Bills
Are you finding that our heating or cooling bills have taken a sudden uptick in cost? This can be due to your roof failing, and warm or cold air escaping through your attic. If your roof is aging, and you notice your bills spike, give us a call and speak to one of our trained roofing professionals.
Homes Around You Are Replacing Their Roofs
Often, the houses in a neighborhood were all built around the same time. If you start to notice those around you having their roofing replaced, it may be time to give us a call. Your home has been exposed to the same conditions as those with roofs being replaced and is probably around the same age.
Streaks On Your Roof and Moss Growth
Don’t ignore the moss growth on your roof as moss holds moisture which may cause irreparable damage to the shingles. We can help you with replacing our roof, ensuring that your home is safe and sound.
These are just some of the warning signs that tell you it’s time to call a professional roofing contractor. The best way to know what’s going on is to have us perform a full inspection, and put together a plan that suits your needs. Give us a call today.