Do You Need a New Roof?

When to Replace Your Roof

Is it time to replace your roof? Like the building it covers, a roof doesn't boast an unlimited lifespan. While you can make it last longer by conducting regular maintenance and timely repairs, you'll eventually need to replace it. 

But when should you get a new roof? Different signs can indicate a need for a roof replacement. While some are obvious, others require a little probing to spot.

Water damage

Your roof helps keep water out on rainy days. If you can spot water damage to your home, you may have a leaking roof. Before replacing your roof, you should assess the damage to determine whether or not a roof replacement is necessary.

In situations where the cost of roof leak repairs is too high, replacing the entire roof can lead to long-term cost savings.

Daylight poking through the roof

Aside from keeping out rain, snow, ice, hail and wind, your roof also blocks direct sunlight. Seeing sunlight coming in through your roof is never a good sign. Usually, this indicates that you have cracks or holes in your roof. 

If you see daylight streaming in, start planning for a new roof.

Nature growing on your roof

If moss, mould, algae and fungi have attacked your roof, you probably have moisture trapped within your roofing system. Besides looking unsightly, these microbial growths can spread over and damage the roof. 

If your entire roof or most of it gets covered with microbial elements, it may be time to start exploring your roof replacement options. 

Aging roof

How old is your house? The older your home is, the more likely you will need a roof replacement. The lifespan of your roof depends on the material used to build it and how well you look after it. Your local climate may also affect the durability of your roof.

Generally speaking, you should consider replacing your roof if it has reached or is nearing its expected lifespan. If you are unsure of the age of the house and its roof, consult your homeownership and maintenance documents.

While roof replacement is inevitable for all roofs, it is the most expensive way to keep your roof in good shape. Whenever possible, it should be a last resort. To determine if your roof requires repairs, restoration or replacement, let a roofing contractor inspect it. Once they have completed the inspection, they will prepare a report recommending the best course of action.

About Me

Do You Need a New Roof?

Hello, my name is Richard and I have one important question for you which is this, do you need a new roof? If you aren't sure, you should have your roof inspected by a professional contractor for any signs of damage. If any damage or wear or tear is detected, you may need to consider having the roof repaired. If the damage is severe you may need to have the roof completely replaced. I have just had the roof on my home replaced and I learned an awful lot during the process. I hope you find this blog useful and entertaining.


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