In the United States, the most popular roofing material is asphalt shingles, as they’re preferred by more than 75% of homeowners. Other roofing materials include wood shake, slate, rubber, and modified Bitumen. No matter what material your roof is made of, it may be one of the features of your home you don’t think about until there’s an issue. However, knowing what to look for can help you catch some problems early, so it’s important to keep an eye on your roof to know when it needs to be repaired or replaced.
Let’s look at the signs indicating you have a roof in need of replacement.
If you’ve had the same roof for more than 20 years, you may want a professional to see if it needs replacing. According to Bob Vila, many types of roofs last longer than 15 years. However, a roof between 15 and 20 years should undergo a professional inspection to ensure it’s still doing its job.
Take a look at the shingles on your roof. Do they appear to be curling or buckling? If so, that’s a good indication your roof may need replacing.
If you notice your roof is sagging, be sure to call a professional roofing company right away. Sagging indicates that there may be structural damage, which will only worsen with time.
Water Staining Inside Your Home
If you notice water stains on your ceilings or walls, this can indicate you have a leaky roof. With each rain shower, your home may experience water damage if this is the case. A leaky roof may cause structural damage to your home if left unattended.
Have you noticed shingles missing from your roof? If so, make sure you call a roofing repair company. Missing shingles are a sign your roof is failing and is no longer adequately protecting your home.
Accumulating Granules in Your Gutters
If you have asphalt shingles, you may notice little bits of stone, or granules, in your gutters after harsh weather. However, if you notice a significant amount in your gutters, it may be an indication that you have a roof in need of replacement.
Your roof is one part of your home you can’t afford to neglect. When it begins to fail, it’s important to address any issues to prevent further damage to your roof and, ultimately, your home. If you aren’t sure if you have a roof in need of replacement, it’s a good idea to have a professional roofing contractor assess it. Contact Roofworks for a professional inspection today!