Your roof is an essential element of your home that protects the things you value most. These warning signs can alert you if you’re due to replace your roof.
Severe damage to your roof can happen from shingles missing from strategic places. These missing shingles leave the wood below susceptible to moisture and the elements, which could result in greater leaks and damage.
When inspecting your roof, make sure you check areas of exposed flashing for any loose, cracked, or damaged portions. Leaking or water stains around any joints may point to a more serious problem depending on how long the leaking has occurred. If moisture did infiltrate your home, it could cause rot and even structural damage. Warning signs of this include curling, pitting, or cracked shingles.
Moisture is a considerable issue for North American residences that are built with wooden frames due to potential rot and structural damage. You should check your attic on a seasonal basis for signs, such as mildew or mold, that moisture is leaking.
When a roof begins to sag, it’s typically a symptom of poor structural integrity, this could lead to increased degradation, structural failure, and inadequate bracing or spacing over time. If you notice any areas of your roof sagging, you should contact a roofing professional as soon as possible.
Different roofing materials have different lifespans. However, if you had your roof installed 20 years ago, it’s probably time to have it updated and re-done due to general wear and tear. As a general rule of thumb, if more than a third of your shingles appear in poor shape, you’ll most likely need to replace your roof.
The NuRoof team is all about working with you to find the best solution. We go out of our way to make sure each roof we replace has you covered for many years to come. For more information on our services, or to book your free estimate, visit our website or give us a call at one of our locations closest to you!