5 Signs it’s Time to Invest in a New Roof
August 28, 2015 at 2:56 PM
When it comes to your roof, there is a fine line between when small repairs can fix a problem and when it’s time to invest in a full roof replacement. If you don’t keep an eye on your roof, and have it regularly inspected, you could be faced with not only the costs of a roof replacement, but also with the costs of damage repairs to other areas of your home.
Please review these five signs that it may be time to invest in a new roof so that you can protect your home by protecting your roof!
1. Areas of Your Roof are Curling or Buckling
It may be time to replace, or call-in some repairs to your roof, if you see that your shingles are curling or buckling. These actions often occur on areas of your roof which receive direct sunlight. The curling or buckling can then cause the shingles to lose granules, shortening their life expectancy.
2. You’re Finding Leaks in the Attic
If water is seeping through your roof, the attic is probably the first place you’ll find it. It’s important to regularly check your attic to ensure that there isn’t water in the insulation or dry wall. Allowing water to seep into these areas could cause a mold problem if it’s not taken care of immediately.
3. There are Many Dark Spots on the Shingles
Dark spots on your roof are commonly caused by vegetation, fungus, mold, or algae, and this means that the shingle’s granules have been compromised. While cleaning the shingles is an option, it will typically only allow you to hold off on a roof replacement for a short period of time longer.
4. You See Stains on the Ceiling or Walls Indoors
If you’re seeing water stains on your ceiling, or on the walls inside your home, this means that there is probably a problem with your roof system that is allowing water to seep into your home. Depending on the specific cause of the roof system problem, sometimes a repair can solve the issue. However, if the stain covers a large area, it could be time to invest in a roof replacement.
5. There are Shingles Missing on Your Roof
The elements are rough on your roof. From strong winds, rough storms, and winter weather, your shingles are put through a lot. In the process, your roof might have lost some shingles or have damaged shingles; this will weaken your roof's ability to resist water, causing leaks. Depending on the number of shingles that you are missing, or are damaged/broken, you might be able to replace those few missing, or damaged shingles, and be okay, but if you have numerous missing, or damaged shingles, it might be your best option to go ahead and invest in a new roof.
Request a Quote for Your Roofing Project
Is it time for you to invest in a new roof? Then it’s time to get in touch with the professionals at H & S Roofing and Gutter Company!
With over 75 years of roofing and gutter installation experience, H & S’s team of qualified inspectors can professionals will come out to your home and inspect your complete roof system and offer you a quote for repairs or replacement. With a wide variety of roofing and gutter materials, from the top manufactures, you can rest easy knowing you’re investing in a new roof or gutter system that will last a long time.
Get more information on H & S Roofing and Gutters’ experience by calling 704-334-9934 to speak to a representative directly or by requesting a quote on the website.
Protect your home by protecting your roof!