Let’s be honest, when it comes to home repairs, fixing or replacing a roof is not the first thing to come to mind. It isn’t until a heavy rainfall or hail storm that we begin to notice a leak or two. Eventually those spiral into more damages done to your home. This situation is one of a homeowner’s worst nightmares, but there is a way to prevent it. Here are three signs your house needs a new roof (before it’s too late).
Check the Calendar
Depending on your roof and the materials used to build it, roofs can last anywhere between 10-50 years. However, a roof comprised of typical asphalt shingles lasts up to 20-25 years, depending on the climate. Whether you are a new homeowner or haven’t moved in several decades, be sure to know when your roof was either built, replaced or repaired. Keep an eye out for its 25th birthday. A faulty roof is not something you will notice until it’s too late.
Check your Shingles
The shingles probably play the second largest role in your decision to replace your roof. If the shingles on your roof are curling, missing, cracked or covered with moss/algae, then it is most likely time to call a roofing company. These are all signs of an older roof that is in need of repairs. In many cases, problems with the shingles indicate that homeowner might get anywhere between 1-5 more years with the current roof. In order to prevent the damage from worsening, it is best to call out a professional roofing company so that they may be able to personally assess your situation.
Check the Attic
The number one indicator of a faulty roof is problems in the attic. If you have already checked your calendar and the shingles but want to make sure your home will be protected through the next big storm, be sure to check the attic. If there are any wet/damp spots or areas where you can clearly see the sun shining through, then that is typically a good indicator that water can get through, as well. If you find any of these problems in your attic, be sure to have your local roofers come out as soon as possible to ensure no further damage is done to the rest of your home.
If you aren’t sure about the longevity of your roof, contact Destin Roofing today. Our professionals can get you the answer you need and help you plan for your home’s future.