Wondering if it may be time for a roof replacement? How long ago was it since you had your roof replaced? If it’s been over 20 years, you probably need to start giving this project some thought. Most roofs don’t last more than about 25 years, depending on factors like original construction, ventilation, and weather in your area. Knowing if it’s time for a roof replacement goes beyond just the age of your roof, however. You’ll want to contact a roof expert for specifics on roof repair and replacement, but here are the warning signs that it’s time to start looking for a reliable roofing contractor.
1. Roof Shingles Missing
Have you noticed any of your roof shingles are missing? Or maybe you’ve found a couple in your yard or driveway? If so, this is a pretty good indicator that it’s time for a roof replacement.
2. Roof Shingles Curling
Maybe your shingles aren’t falling off, but you’ve noticed a distinct difference in their shape. When shingles get too old, they tend to buckle, or curl, as a reaction to direct sunlight. If you’re shingles are showing wear, damage to your home is sure to follow.
3. Roof Granules in Your Gutters
Another sign that it’s time to replace your roof is the appearance of black sand collecting in your gutters. These dots are actually granules, or pieces of your shingles that have broken off. This also means your shingles may have reached their life expectancy.
4. Roof Has Light Shining Through It
Check your roof from inside your attic. If you can see light shining through the support boards, there’s a good chance you need a roof replacement. This can be especially problematic due to moisture and the potential for mold.
5. Roof is Leaking or Has Visible Water Spots
Even if it isn’t time for a roof replacement, a leaky roof is definitely something you want to check out. Look for water or darker spots in the wood in your attic, especially around your chimney and skylights. Moisture can cause a lot of damage and should be taken care of immediately.
Professional Roof Replacement
Think you might need a roof replacement? Contact one of the reliable roofing contractors at Tile Pro Roofing today for help. We’ll conduct a thorough evaluation and give our honest opinion on whether you need roof replacement or if roof repair may suffice. For more information about the many services we offer, call (425) 224-3539 to request a free quote today.
Edited by Justin Vorhees
Roof Replacement to Protect Your Home
Twenty years serving Bellevue, Bothell, Issaquah, Kenmore, Kirkland, Mercer Island, Redmond, Sammamish, North Seattle, and Woodinville