On average, residential roofs have a lifespan of 20 to 30 years, depending on their wear and tear. Often, homeowners know that their roof is aging and needs to be replaced, but other times it can be tricky to notice the warning signs of a bad roof. Many homes need a new roof without homeowners realizing it until something significant happens. It’s crucial to know what your roof is trying to tell you before you experience a considerable roofing failure that can lead to a much more complex and expensive resolution.
Let’s look at five signs your roof needs to be replaced. If you notice any of these issues appear with your roof, call us today so we can get your roof repaired or replaced as needed.
Damaged Roof Shingles
The roof’s shingles keep moisture and harmful UV rays at bay. These shingles can be made from various materials, all of which last different lengths of time. Most roof shingles are asphalt, fiber cement, metal, and clay.
Shingles can become dislodged or damaged over time, creating spaces for water to seep into the roof’s structure. It can be challenging to tell if your shingles are damaged without looking at your roof. If you see shingles that are missing, loose, or no longer overlapping, it’s a sign you need to have your roof inspected.
Signs Of Mold
While some climates experience more problems with molds than others, if you see mold has grown on your roof or the ceilings of your home, you need to address it as soon as possible. Mold multiplies when conditions are right, and your home could be covered before you know it. Not only does mold create unhealthy indoor air quality, but it also weakens your roof’s shingles and wood structure.
A leaking roof needs to be addressed immediately as the problem will only worsen if left unattended. Leaks may be noticed only after a torrential rainstorm, but they are a significant sign of deeper issues with your roof. You may also see mildew and mold growth inside your home, which can also be signs of a leaking roof. Replacing your roof will ensure that leaks are stopped in their tracks and kept at bay for years to come.
Your Roof Has Lived Out Its Lifespan
Time flies, and your roof is over 20 years old before you know it. An old roof is set for disaster the longer it is left unreplaced. Rain, wind, and falling limbs wreak havoc on an old roof by creating damage to its structure. If your roof is over 20 years old, it’s time to have your professional roofing company replace it to ensure your home and family remain safe for years to come.