3 Signs It’s Time for a New Roof
As the seasons pass, your home’s exterior takes a beating from the sun, rain, snow, and other elements. By keeping an eye out for signs of disrepair, you can protect the rest of your property from the same damage. Whether you’re picturing asphalt or metal roofing, here are three clear signs you need to replace your roof.
Out with the Old, In with the New Roof
1. Shingle Damage
Asphalt shingles, while affordable, won’t last as long as other materials. The first sign of deterioration may be granules in your gutters and downspouts—small particles that make up the surface of the shingles. Once these start to fall off, the shingles themselves may begin to curl at the edges, crack down the middle, or get blown off by the wind. If have noticed this balding process, it’s time for a replacement.
2. Decades Have Passed
Different roofing materials are manufactured to last for various amounts of time. For example, although an asphalt roof may last 15 to 20 years, wood shake roofs can last up to 30, and metal roofing is known to stand strong for up to 70 years. If your roof is nearing its average expiration date, schedule an inspection and replacement before large-scale structural problems develop.
3. Multiple Leaks
Over the years, your roof may develop a leak or two. However, if an inspection reveals more than one area of water intrusion, have your roof replaced. Your roofing is likely aging beyond repair. Putting off a replacement could result in water damage and mold growth inside your attic and down exterior walls.