As one of the most significant investments in your home, it’s important to make sure that your roof is in good condition. A damaged roof can quickly lead to water entering your home which can cause mold, mildew, rot, and other serious damage. The best way to avoid this is by keeping an eye on your roof and ensuring that it is not damaged and in need of repair. But what should you be keeping an eye out for? In this week’s blog, we offer some advice on how to know whether it’s time to invest in a new roof for your home.
Is It Time for a New Roof? These Are the Signs to Watch Out For
Because climbing on a roof is dangerous, all of these steps should be taken from the ground using binoculars if needed.
The lifespan of an asphalt roof is between 20-40 years, depending on the climate of the region where it was installed. Immediately after installation, the roof materials will age fairly rapidly as it undergoes a curing process. After this, an asphalt roof ages very little for quite a long time. Near the end of its life, the roof will begin to quickly deteriorate.
Missing or damaged shingles
If you notice missing shingles or ones that looked damaged, this is a sure sign that it’s time to have it repaired by a professional. If you only have a few problem shingles and they are all concentrated in one area then a repair may be sufficient. However, if the damage is extensive then it’s probably time to use a home loan for a new roof.
Take a walk through your attic and look at the ceiling. If you notice any dark spots, that’s a sign that water is coming in through your roof. Since water coming into your home can quickly cause significant problems, you’ll want to get it looked at imediately.
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