The signs indicating when it’s time for a new roof aren’t always obvious to an untrained eye. Different types of damage will produce vastly different indicators that a new roof is a necessity. These types include weather damage, age-related damage, and accidental damage — and each type of damage breaks down into various specific causes as well. In this month’s post we will discuss some of the more common causes for different types of damage and how to spot the signs that replacing your roof is a necessity.
- Weather Damage — Weather (particularly water) damage is one of the most common and most destructive forms of damage to your roof. However, there are specific signs that will indicate when the damage is severe enough that a new roof is your best option. These signs are primarily seen on the interior of your home rather than the outside. Indicators of significant damage include dark streaking water stains in multiple areas of your home, sagging paint on the walls or ceiling, or leaks between walls causing peeling.
- Age-Related Damage — The average residential roof should last between 10 and 20 years depending on the material, quality of installation, and barring any major accidental damages. Some of the indicators that your roof has sustained significant age-related damages include: a buld-up of moss between shingles, if you’re finding a large quantity of asphalt single pieces in your gutters, or if there are patches of your roof (particularly in valleys where two sections meet) that are missing shingles or the shingles are significantly cracked across the surface.
- Accidental Damage — If your roof encounters a major accident such as a fallen tree, lightning strike, wind-blown debris, fire, or any other source of significant damage which occurs from a single incident as opposed to over time. The signs that you may need a new roof due to this type of damage typically include obvious indicators like a fallen tree on your roof, or less clear-cut indicators such as wide-spread curling of shingles which can occur from fire damage, even if the fire occured in a different area of the home.
Ultimately, if you are unsure if you are seeing indicators that your home may be in need of a new roof as opposed to simple repairs, you can always call in the experts to take a look! The roofing contractor team at Guaranteed Building Maintenance Co. has over 30 years of experience assessing the signs and severity of various types of roof damage. We can take a thorough look at any damages to your roof and provide you with a professional assessment of the significance of the damages and whether or not your home requires a new roof. Now that Fall is upon us and the cold Winter weather is right around the corner, it’s time to have your new roof installed and ready!
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