What are the obvious signs that it’s time for a new roof, as opposed to repairing your old one?
The obvious answer is that it’s time to replace your roof when it keeps breaking down. For example, when it collapses, catches fire, takes damage from a falling tree.
Unfortunately, the exact point at which you need a roof replacement isn’t always readily apparent. And replacing your shingles will only solve the problems for so long before your roof’s condition worsens. That’s why it’s important to get your roof regularly inspected for the tell-tale signs that it’s time to replace it.
If you observe any of the following issues you should consider a new roof:
It looks old. How does your roof look from the street? Do you cringe every time you drive up to your own house? If it’s an eyesore, this reason alone is a great reason to consider your options for a new roof.
Deteriorating shingles. When shingles begin to deteriorate, they break off in small pieces that look like coarse sand. If you start seeing granules in your gutters, yard, and landscaping, guess what – they’re coming from your roof! They can appear wet, stained, curled, bent, broken, or are missing completely. You should keep a lookout for these problems and regularly examine your roof’s shingles.
Bad deck. You’re recognize your “deck” as the support beams that hold your roof and shingles up. When these beams show evidence of moisture damage they sag and look rotted.
Warping of paint around Roofline. A leaky roof can cause deterioration of exterior paint around the roofline. But it also can seep into your home’s walls and stain your inside walls, too.
Springing a leak. If you see signs of water leaking through to your interior roof, walls or attic, it’s definitely time to consider replacing your roof. This is the number one reason people seek roof repair. However, by the time this happens, it’s usually time for a new roof.
Rising energy bills. As the front line of defense against heat transfer in and out of your house, your roof plays a major role in how energy efficient your home is. When it’s not doing its job, you’ll notice your utility bills gradually increasing over time. This is because your air conditioner or heater must work harder to maintain a comfortable temperature.
Remember that water damage can cost a lot more than getting a new roof. Replacing your roof is a big decision, so you’ll want to make sure it’s handled by professionals. Our experienced contractors will be up-front about the cost associated and we stand behind all of our work. Furthermore, homeowners may qualify for up to $55k in financial assistance to get the job done.