Do You Need a New Roof?
As the days go by and you live in and enjoy your home, do you ever wonder about the health of your roof? For some homeowners, their roof is somewhat out of sight, out of mind. So this can mean that their roof goes neglected and isn’t getting the repairs it needs. It could also mean that the condition of the roof is simply unknown. It’s important to be diligent about caring for your roof in order to help maintain good health. It’s equally important to ensure that you’re educating yourself on the specifics of roofs so that you can best take care of them. Here are some tips for recognizing whether or not your roof needs replacing.
Your Roof is Old
While there isn’t an actual expiration date on roofs, it’s important to know that most roofs and shingles has a lifetime of 20 to 25 years. If you moved into your house and it didn’t have a brand new roof, you might be overdue for a new one. Be sure to find out how old your roof truly is if you aren’t totally sure.
Your Shingles Are Curling
This is actually a sign of aging, but if your shingles are curling and buckling, it’s definitely time to get a roof replacement. Overtime, the shingles on your roof will start to decline in quality. The granules on the asphalt shingles will begin to flake off and as they begin to peel back, they offer less protection.
You Can Feel Weak Spots in The Roof
While it’s important to spend as little time on your actual roof as possible, it’s a great way to tell if your roof is in prime condition or not. If you take a step and feel a weak spot that is “springy” this means that there is water damage and the integrity of the roof is compromised. Be sure to slowly get off the roof and call your local roofing company.
You Can See Sunlight Shining Through the Roof
Checking on your attic is extremely important for being aware of the state of your roof. We encourage you to take a look at your attic every three months, and if you see sunlight coming through, the base layer of your roof is cracked and something must be done.
Generally, roof leakage could be a number or issues. But generally it’s because the shingles on your roof are cracking, peeling, and buckling and this allows water to seep in during rain storms. If you can see where the leaks are coming from on the interior and the exterior of your home, chances are you need a new roof.
Maintaining your roof means keeping an eye out and being aware of the age of your roof. Sweeping your roof and cleaning out the gutters can help keep your roof in good shape, and when you happen to notice that the integrity of the shingles on your roof are compromised, it’s time to get a new roof. Over time, you can spend thousands of dollars on roof repairs, only to need a roof replacement the whole time. When you turn to Eagle View Roof, you can rest assured that you’ll get the right advice the first time, even if that means getting an entire roof replacement. If you’re in need of roof repair or think your roof needs replacing, don’t hesitate to contact our roofing contractors.