On the list of things to purchase, a new roof might be last on the list, after all, it’s not a very exciting purchase, however it is essential and worth the investment. In fact, waiting, until it’s too late, could be detrimental, resulting in costly damage to your home. Start taking the extra steps of precaution today. Read below to learn when it’s the right time to replace your roof.
3 Signs It’s Time For A Roof Replacement
On average, the life expectancy of a roof is between 15 and 30 years. When those years are up there are some general signs you can look for before any further damages occur. A quick test you can run at home involves a flat bar. Place the flat bar below the shingles and cautiously lift it up. If the shingle bends or cracks, it’s time for a new roof! Here are 5 other common signs that you need to replace your roof:
- Weather Damage: Whether it’s hail or wind, mother nature can really take its toll on your roof. Wind can lift shingles, loosening sealant and the nails that hold it down. It’s one of the more complex issues to seek out in your roof, because the wind lifts the shingles, making you unable to see any damages beneath it.
- Cracking & Curling: Any cracks or curling on your roof is a sign it’s time for a new roof. Usually, any cracks or curls are a direct result of leaking. Curling, however, can happen for a lot of other reasons, for example when shingles don’t line up, it could mean they aren’t properly installed, are old, or have poor ventilation.
- Leakage: Check your attic for any streaks or leaks coming from the ceiling. Leaking, obviously, is a for sure sign your roof needs a replacement. Avoiding leaks will result in costly structural damages.
Roof replacement isn’t something to put off. As the seasons come and go, hurricane season is always on our radar! Hurricane roof damage can be impactful on your roof’s home and lifestyle. Ability Roofing can handle all of your roof damage needs, as well as give you the best possible replacement that fits you and your home’s needs. For more information visit our website today!