Your roof may be strong and durable, but it doesn’t mean it can last for centuries. It also suffers from wear and tear, and there will come a time that it needs to be replaced.
There are a few visible signs you need to look out for that indicate when you may be required to buy a new roof. Here are some of them:
1. Visible Leaks
This is the first sign that you need to look for. Visible leaks could mean that your roof is slowly and gradually deteriorating. It could also mean that you are not repairing the leaks, and you end up with bigger problems. Visible leaks should not be ignored by the homeowner and should be repaired immediately.
2. Interior Water Damage
If you notice water spots on your ceiling, walls, or hardwood floors, this is an indication that water is getting into your home through the roof. The water may not be coming from visible leaks, but it’s still coming in. Check your attic and walls for visible moisture and rising dampness.
3. Curling, Missing, or Mossy Shingles
If you notice any of these signs on your roof, it’s time to get on the roof to check if all the shingles are securely in place. Look closely and make sure all the shingles are secured. If you notice any loose shingles, it’s time to take care of them. A large number of shingles can create a massive problem to the integrity of your roof and may require a full replacement.
4. A Sagging Roofline
If your roofline is sagging, cracking, or bulging, this is an indicator that there is too much weight on your roof. Your roof may also be pulling away from the walls of your home.
5. Rotted Roof Sheathing
If your roof is sagging, that means the wood underneath the shingles is starting to rot. If your home has a flat roof, this is a more common problem. The wood underneath the shingles begins to rot, and the shingles begin to sag.
6. Storm Damage
If you’ve had any storms in the recent past and your roof has been damaged, it’s time to get on the roof and check for any damage. A large number of shingles can create a massive problem to the integrity of your roof and may require a full replacement.
7. Aged Roof
If you have had your roof for more than 20 years, it may be time to get a new one. After 20 years of service, your roof will start showing symptoms of wear and tear. When your roof has reached this stage, you will have to replace it.
8. Mold and Mildew
If you notice mold and mildew on the underside of your shingles, you need to check for any water damage in your home. The water may not be coming from visible leaks but it’s still coming in.
Time for a New Roof?
As you can see, there are a number of visible signs that indicate whether or not your roof needs to be replaced. The best thing to do is to look for these warning signs and take action at the first sign of trouble.
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