Is your home in need of a new roof?
The roof is a vital part of your home. It protects you and your family from the worst the elements can throw at us. But that means it can wear out in time. The last thing you want is for your roof to fail. But recognizing the warning signs isn’t always easy.
We are here to help. Read our article here to discover whether it’s time to replace your roof.
You Have Leaks or Water Damage
A leak or water damage is a big sign that you need a roof replacement. Or, at the very least, you’re in for a hefty roof repair job.
Even small leaks can grow into huge issues if left ignored. They can cause severe property damage, as well as damage to your possessions.
The trick to preventing this damage is to act fast. As soon as you see the first signs of water coming through your roof, call a professional.
You See a Sag in the Ceiling
A ceiling that sags might not seem like much, but it’s a sign of a hidden leak. Not all leaks will be visible and dripping into your home. Instead, this suggests that moisture is seeping into the structure.
When you touch the sag, if it feels soft (like wet cardboard), this is likely due to excess moisture. Don’t ignore this issue, as your ceiling could collapse under the weight of the water. Call in a roof replacement company right away.
You Have Decaying or Broken Shingles
Most roofs have a structure of asphalt or wood, which can rot towards the end of their lifespan. Shingles won’t rot though, but they will become brittle and break over time.
Inspect your shingles for curls and cracks. Missing shingles also suggest you have some decay setting in. In some cases, you can repair them. Where it affects a lot of shingles, installing a new roof is the only answer.
Wildlife Has Settled In
For many types of wildlife from birds to insects to rodents, a broken roof is a great home. It’s safe from predators, dry and roomy enough for them to thrive. But, these pests cause more damage as they try to move in.
If they make small homes, you can repair these once you move the animals out. If ignored though, this damage will get worse and can put your home’s structure (and the rest of your roof) in danger.
Older roofs pose one of the biggest problems. If it’s older than 20 years, it’s due for replacing. If you don’t know the age of your roof, look at your neighbors’ properties. They’re likely of similar age, so if they start replacing roofs, get yours checked out.
Be proactive and don’t wait for disaster to strike. Bring in a professional to inspect and give you advice. It’s better to be safe than sorry when it comes to aging roofs, as it’s only a matter of time.
Needing a New Roof Made Easy
So, there you have it! Now you know what signs that you need a new roof to look for.
Don’t ignore the small stuff, otherwise, you could end up with larger, most costly damage to fix. It’s important to do regular checks, and if you’re unsure it’s better to have a professional come in.
If you’re thinking you need your roof replacing, contact us today. At Ridgepoint Roofing, we’ve got the knowledge and skills for all your roofing needs.