If you’re in the market for roofing repairs or a new roof, you want to be sure to understand what you’re getting yourself into. Additionally, you want to make sure you know what materials were used when your roof was first installed. On top of that, you should understand the pros and cons of using different types of roofing materials based on the location of your home and the general climate where your home is located as well.
All of the above factors can influence whether or not your roof will be properly maintained and function correctly for the entire lifetime of the home.
A lot of homeowners typically think they need a new roof after they spot a leak in the ceiling. While this leak could be the result of many different roofing problems, it doesn’t necessarily mean that you need to replace the roof. Knowing whether your roof can be repaired sufficiently or if you need a replacement can be difficult. In this article, we will be going over some of the key tips that you can utilize in order to determine if you need a new roof or if it can be repaired (without needing to replace the entire roof structure).
Follow these guidelines to help determine whether or not your roof needs repairs or should be replaced completely.
The first thing that you are going to want to look at is the age of your roof. How old is your existing roof? A lot of experts typically agree that a roof should last anywhere from 20 to 25 years on average. However, it is also going to depend on whether the old roof was removed or simply replaced. Also, it will depend if the roof has proper ventilation. If the roof was simply installed on top of the existing roof and it is older than 20 years, there is a high probability that you are going to require a brand new roof.
2. Shingles Curling and Buckling.
Another thing that you are going to want to look out for is whether or not your shingles are curling. If they are, it is likely a major sign that your roof is due for replacement. Simply look at the slopes of your home that are in direct sunlight a majority of the day and you should be able to see whether or not the shingles have given out. If you notice this on a newer roof, the chances are that your roof is defective and it needs to be replaced as well.
If your roof has shingles that are simply falling apart and/or missing in this particular area of your rood, it is a direct sign that you are going to require a roof replacement. Valleys are literally the most important areas of your roof, and if they are falling apart and/or messed up in any way, you are going to want to replace your roof as soon as possible. Both rain and snow flow through the valleys of your roof to the gutters. Therefore, if it is compromised in any way, you will likely be susceptible to major roofing leaks which can pose a significant risk to your home and your family.
As you can see, there is plenty that you can do in order to tell whether or not you are going to need a roof replacement. If you follow the tips in this article, you should be able to correctly identify whether or not you are going to require a roof replacement. If you have any concerns with whether or not your roof is in danger or damaged enough to warrant repairs or a replacement, you should contact a licensed roof company immediately to be sure.