Many homeowners realize they have roof problems after there has been a leak in their house and the issue has cause more problems. But, after recognizing your roof may have issues, do you need a new roof or a repair? Follow these tips to determine if you are in line to need a new roof installation.
Age of Roof: How old is your roof? A typical asphalt roof will last between 20-25 years. If you’re experiencing roofing issues and your roof is older than 20 years, it would be beneficial to get a new roof.
Shingles Curling & Buckling: If shingles on your home are curling or buckling then it may be a sign that you need a new roof. Check out the sides of your roof that receive the most direct sunlight as these shingles will start to curl and lose granules quicker.
Missing Shingles: Replacing a few shingles here and there isn’t a huge problem from a functional standpoint. What you do need to be aware of is that replacing shingles that are the same color is extremely hard. Shingles change colors over the years and finding a match isn’t an easy task. If replacing shingles gets out of hand and your house almost looks like a checkerboard it may be time for a new roof.
Granules in Gutter: If you don’t have a brand new roof and notice that granules are in your gutters that’s a sign that the shingles are breaking down.
Sunlight through Attic: This may be one of the easier things to notice. Go up in your attic during a sunny day and make sure you can’t see any light. If light gets in so can, rain, air and snow.
Sagging Roof: This is the most severe sign that you need a new roof ASAP. A sagging roof typically means that there is structural damage and the roof needs to be replaced.
For more information about roofing please feel free to reach out to United Better Homes.