HOW DO I KNOW WHEN IS IT TIME TO REPLACE MY ROOF?
How do you know when it is time to call a roofing professional to work on or estimate a roof replacement? There are a variety of signs that you want to catch early before a small issue like a curled shingle turns into a leaky living room. Let’s run through some ways to keep the roof over your head in the best shape it can be.
WHAT TO LOOK FOR:
Fresh damage after a major storm
Did the home endure some inclement weather recently? Was there a major storm that might have included hail, high winds, or flying debris? Do a quick inspection after every event to make sure there hasn’t been any new damage to your roof. A short glance and speedy repair can save you thousands of dollars in roofing maintenance when the next storm rolls through.
Shingle wear and damage
Looking for curling or missing shingles. Constant exposure to the elements takes its toll on a roof, so look for shingles that have buckled, bent, or curled over time. Finding shingle material in your gutter or spouts is a sure sign that you have some areas that may need attention.
Flashing wear and damage
Certain areas of the roof are particularly susceptible to leaks and damage from the elements. Those areas require flashing to offer additional protection. Flashing comes in a variety of forms and materials and can make a big impact on the longevity of your roof.
Keep a close eye on the condition of your flashing because it protects the most vulnerable areas. Look for small holes, rust, cracks, bends, and missing pieces.
Discoloration of ceilings or walls
If you notice discoloration on your interior ceilings or walls it usually means a leak and a leak means a failure somewhere. Look for damage around your flashing and check out the damage to your shingles. If you have a particularly old roof, it may be time to have a professional take a closer look.
PROTECT YOUR ROOF WITH ROOFTOP DESIGNS
When replacing your roof with CertainTeed shingles, you may be able to receive a 50-year warranty that covers any labor and materials expenses from unexpected leaks. Rooftop Designs crews are SELECT Certainteed Shingle Master certified, which means our quality of work ranks in the top 1% of all roofing contractors nationwide. Protect your roof investment for decades with Rooftop Designs.