When it is time for a new roof? Most homeowners notice a leak in their ceiling and decide that they need a new roof. However, a leak could be a result of many different factors. Fortunately, there are distinct signs that indicate the need for a roof replacement.
Signs Indicating the Need for a New Roof
As a homeowner, all maintenance costs are your responsibility. The roof is a significant feature of your home that may require replacement. This can be costly, so it is essential to understand how to determine if you need a new roof or if minor repairs will suffice.
- Bald spots where granules are missing
- Roof is 20 years old or more – the average roof last 18 years in Oklahoma
- Shingles buckling and curling
- Dark streaks and moss
- Neighbors are getting new roofs
- Cracked or missing shingles
- Chimney flashing
- Daylight showing through roof boards
- Shingle granules in gutters
- Water damage or leaking areas
- Recent storms in your area
It is important to know the materials used for replacement roofs and roof repairs affect how long those roofs normally last.
Benefits of a Roof Inspection
You should perform a visual inspection of the exterior of your home’s roof a few times a year, particularly looking for include cracked, missing, loose or torn shingles around chimneys or vents. You should also look for signs of wear on your shingles. Best practices for residential roofing include looking for signs of mold, rot or moisture. Gutters should be cleaned at least once a year to prevent water from backing up and affecting the foundation. Act right now, if you see any of these signs give us a call at 774-245-6455 and get your free quote. We would love the opportunity to inspect your roof and help you resolve any potential issues that could result in costly repairs.