Your home is safe and dry thanks to your durable roof. Your roofing materials are designed to last for years and protect you from any storm. Over time, your shingles, metal or other material begins to wear and age. Here are some indicators that it’s time for a roof replacement.
An obvious sign for a shingled roof is cracked, warped or bent shingles. As shingles age, they begin to dry out and warp. This causes cracks to form in your roofline which can let water enter your attic and cause additional damage throughout your home. If you see any cracks or warped shingles it’s time to contact a local roofing expert for an estimate.
Perhaps the most obvious sign is water in your attic or ceiling. If water has made it past your roofline, there’s a crack, hole or leak somewhere. Ask a local contractor to inspect your roof and determine whether you need a complete replacement or a quick roof patch. Any roofing material can start to leak, and the effectiveness of patches varies depending on the size of the hole and the material being used.
Shingles are covered in gravel that allows them to weather storms and last for years. However, as the gravel begins to fall off, you may have bald spots in your roof. If there are significant spots that are black rather than the color of your shingles, it’s a sign that a leak may be appearing. A prompt roof replacement can prevent any further damage.
Shingles are designed to last up to 20 or 30 years and metal roofing can last 50 years or more. When you choose a professional roofing contractor, you’ll enjoy a long-lasting roof that can avoid some of these unpleasant signs of damage. Keep your home dry, safe and looking great with a roof replacement.