Don’t wait until you’ve had a leak in your home to check if you need any repairs on your roof. One project can turn into many without a proactive approach. Here are five signs that you need a roof remodel.
How Old is Your Roof?
In general, a well-maintained roof should last an average of 20 to 25 years. If your roof is nearing the end of this lifecycle, that would be an ideal time for a roof remodel. Other factors to consider along with its age is if it had been properly ventilated and how many layers of shingles there are. If there are several layers of roofing materials affixed on top of older and older layers, getting a new roof at that point, is essential.
Are the Shingles Curling/Buckling?
Shingles that are curling or buckling is a clear sign that they are probably past their life expectancy and will likely fail at some point in the future. Examine the slopes of your home that receive direct sunlight exposure. If the shingles are curling or losing granules, it could be a sign that your roof is defective, and you may need to have a new one installed.
Are the Valleys in Bad Shape?
Areas of your roof that are falling apart or have missing shingles are clear indications that you need a new roof. The valleys help snow and rainwater flow into your gutters more efficiently. If they are compromised, you could experience leaks, which could lead to even more damage to your roof and the interior of your home.
What Materials Make Up Your Flashing?
Your chimney flashing should be made with a long-term, watertight metal system. If your flashing features materials like cement or tar, it should be upgraded.
Can You See Daylight Through the Attic?
Go up to your attic and look up at your ceiling. If you can see daylight through the roof boards, then they need to be replaced. Also, if you’ve recently walked on your roof and noticed any bounce or sponge-like feeling, it could be a sign that the underlying deck has been weakened from moisture damage.
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